John Emms interview

Emms, John
Dobbin, Murray
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Canadian Plains Research Centre

John Emms was an Indian agent for the federal government. He talks about work in the Kamsack area as a community development officer. He also disusses attitudes within the Indian Affairs department and the CCF/NDP governments' plans for the Indian and Metis peoples of Saskatchewan.

27 p. transcript of an interview with John Emms conducted by Murray Dobbin on March 16, 1978. Tape number IH-370, transcript disc 76.
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