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ENTRY YEAR MONTH DAY NO. FIRSTNATIONSURRENDERING OTHERSURRENDERER LOCATIONNAME COUNTY INDEXTEXT PAGE VOLUME
1656 1891 4 13 295 ERMINE SKIN'S BAND ALBETA RIGHT OF WAY THROUGH RESERVE FOR CALGARY AND EDMONTON RAILWAY 28
1711 1891 4 13 295 ERMINE SKIN'S BAND (CALGARY AND EDMONTON RAILWAY COMPANY) BY ERMINE SKIN'S BAND. RIGHT OF WAY THROUGH RESERVE 28

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Date: 1891/04/13

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No. 295.


Know all men by these presents, that we, the undersigned Chief and Principal men of Ermine Skin’s Band of Indians No. 138 resident on our Reserve situated in the District of Alberta North West Territories and Dominion of Canada, for and acting on behalf of the whole people of our said Band in Council assembled, do hereby release, remise, surrender, quit claim and yield up unto Our Sovereign Lady the Queen, her Heirs and Successors forever, ALL AND SINGULAR, that certain parcel or tract of land and premises, situate, lying and being in the said Reserve in the District of Alberta and Dominion aforesaid containing by admeasurement sixty acres and twenty-seven hundredths of an acre be the same more or less and being composed of a strip of land one hundred feet wide running through the Reserve from its Southern boundary in a North Easterly direction as staked out for a right of way for the Calgary and Edmonton Railway and more definitely described as follows—Commencing where the right of way intersects the Southern boundary of the said Reserve which said right of way being a continuation of the line running through Bobtail’s and Samson’s Reserves thence North thirty-two degrees fifty-two minutes East seventeen hundred and fifty-one feet—thence on a thirty-minute curve thirty-one hundred feet thence North seventeen degrees twenty-two minutes East twenty-one thousand six hundred and sixty-nine feet more or less to its intersection with the East boundary of said Reserve at a point nine hundred and eighty feet more or less from where the Southern boundary of section twenty-two Township forty-five Range twenty-four West of the fourth Meridian would if projected due West intersect the East boundary of said Reserve.

TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the same unto Her said Majesty The Queen, her Heirs and Successors forever, in trust to assign the same to such person or persons, and upon such terms as the Government of the Dominion of Canada may deem most conducive to our welfare and that of our people.

AND upon the further condition that all moneys received from the sale or assignment thereof, shall, after deducting the usual proportion for expenses of management, be placed to such use as Her said Majesty may deem proper.

AND WE, the said Chief and Principal men of the said Band known as Ermine Skin’s Band do on behalf of our people and for ourselves, hereby ratify and confirm, and promise to ratify and confirm, whatever the said Government may do, or cause to be lawfully done, in connection with the said land hereby surrendered.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, we have hereunto set our hands and affixed our seals this thirteenth day of April in the year of Our Lord one thousand eight hundred and ninety-one.

Signed, Sealed and Delivered in the presence of:

D.L. Clink

V. Gabillon


Ermine Skin [L.S.]

Chief

Ja-was-chin [L.S.]

H.M.

Kin-o-watch [L.S.]

Nee-kan-nah-pay-o [L.S.]


Dominion of Canada.

District of Alberta

To Wit:


Personally appeared before me Hayter Reed of the Town of Regina in the Provisional District of Western Assiniboine and Ermine Skin Chief of the said Band of Indians.


And the said Hayter Reed for himself saith:

That the annexed Release or Surrender was assented to by a majority of the male members of the said Band of Indians of the Ermine Skin Reserve of the full age of twenty-one years then present.

That such assent was given at a meeting or council of the said Band summoned for that purpose and according to their rules.

That he was present at such meeting or council and heard such assent given.

That he was duly authorized to attend such council or meeting by the Superintendent General of Indian Affairs.

That no Indian was present or voted at said council or meeting who was not a member of the Band or interested in the land mentioned in the said Release or Surrender.


And the said Ermine Skin says:

That the annexed Release or Surrender was assented to by him and a majority of the male members of the said Band of Indians of the full age of twenty-one years then present.

That such assent was given at a meeting or council of the said Band of Indians summoned for that purpose, according to their rules, and held in the presence of the said Hayter Reed.

That no Indian was present or voted at such council or meeting who was not an habitual resident on the Reserve of the said Band of Indians or interested in the land mentioned in the said Release or Surrender.

That he is a Chief of the said Band of Indians and entitled to vote at the said meeting or council.


Sworn before me by the Deponents Hayter Reed and Chief Ermine Skin at the Town of Calgary in the Provisional District of Alberta this 15th day of April A.D. 18 .

James MacLeod,

J. S. Ct.


Recorded 9th July 1891.

Liber 135, Folio 312.

L. A. Cattellier

Dep: Registrar General of Canada.

  1. Canada. Indian Treaties and Surrenders from No. 281 to No. 483. CIHM/ICMH Digital Series = CIHM/ICMH Collection Numérisée. Ottawa: C.H. Parmelee, 1912.