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Ottawa Acknowledges Some Records of Pass System Were Destroyed Before Historical Value Known

by Joanna Smith

The Toronto Star, Apr 27, 2016


Ottawa acknowledges some records of the pass system — the policy that forbade First Nations from leaving their reserves without written permission — were destroyed before anyone knew of their historical value.

ITEM 2016.011 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

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