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The commission appointing James Walker, a retired North-West Mounted Police officer, and Joseph Arthur Coté, a senior official with the Department of the Interior, as Commissioners to investigate Métis claims in the Athabaska district.
Their commission is signed by the Governor General, the Earl of Minto; the Under-Secretary of State, Joseph Pope; and the Acting Deputy Minister of Justice, Augustus Power. The upper-left corner features the Great Seal of Canada.
Ink on parchment; wax seal and green silk ribbon
Ref. No.: MG 30 E198, vol. 2
Commission under the Great Seal of Canada