Pelletier, Henry, Interview

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Title: Pelletier, Henry, Interview
Subject: Farming, Employment, Politics, Discrimination, Racism
Description: Henry was interviewed on March 17, 1978 in Regina, Saskatchewan. Henry Pelletier is a Métis born and raised in Lestock near Regina. In 1949, the non-Aboriginal community, in the person of one of the councilors of the municipality, told the Métis families – many of them living on road allowances – that there was land for them at Green Lake. They were promised 40 acres, assistance in setting up farms and relief to live on until they were able to clear their land. They were told there was work to be had. Henry Pelletier and his wife Liza took them up on the offer and left for Green Lake with several other families. Pelletier tells the story of that trip and the disappointing results. Henry also discusses farming, work, and discrimination against Métis people.
Publisher: Gabriel Dumont Institute
Date: 1978/03/17
Type: Text Document
Format: application/pdf
Language: English
Date of Copyright: May 30, 2003
Coverage: Regina, Lestock, Green Lake, Saskatchewan
GDI Media Location: GDI Oral Histories Interviews
GDI Media Filename: Pelletier, Henry (M. Dobbin).pdf

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