Phelps, Joseph, Interview

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Title: Phelps, Joseph, Interview
Subject: Politics, Farming, Fishing, Fur Trade, Employment, CCF, Religion
Description: Joseph was interviewed on June 26, 1976 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Joe Phelps was the Minister of Natural Resources in the first CCF government of 1944. In the interview, he talks about the problems facing a poor government having to deal with an enormous area with the population spread out and always moving. The difficulties of trying to implement programs that would help Aboriginal people; the efforts to explain programs to people and get their support. The complete lack of any communication in the north and the lack of government personnel to sell the programs. The work of Malcolm Norris, his success in getting people to accept the CCF initiatives in program development. His concern with rebuilding Aboriginal pride and culture. The role of the church in the north and the cooperation received by the government. The efforts of the government to establish some order in fish and for marketing to give Aboriginal people a decent return for their products.
Publisher: Gabriel Dumont Institute
Date: 1976/06/26
Type: Text Document
Format: application/pdf
Language: English
Date of Copyright: May 30, 2003
Coverage: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
GDI Media Location: GDI Oral Histories Interviews
GDI Media Filename: Phelps, Joseph (Murray Dobbin).pdf

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