Ens, Gerhard J. Metis Scrip

Document Type: Journal Articles (2)
Date of Document(s): 1996
Date Range Start : 1863
Date Range End: 1980s
Indexing Progress: Relationship Indexed
Primary or Secondary Source: Secondary Source
Author: Ens, Gerhard J.
Title: Métis Scrip
Journal Title: From The Recognition Of Aboriginal Rights Case Studies
Place of Publication: Brandon, Manitoba
Publisher Name: Bearpaw Publishing
Date of Publication: 1996
Date of Copyright: c1996
Volume ID: 1
Location in Work: 47-56
Series Editor: Corrigan, S. W. & Sawchuk, J.
Series Title: The Recognition of Aboriginal Rights: Case Studies 1, 1996
Notes: paper and electronic copy-book chapter
Abstract: Scrip has played a major role in the relations and negotiations between the Canadian government and the Métis of western Canada. For the Métis, scrip has assumed a symbolic stature that somehow sums up their ill treatment at the hands of the Canadian state, and the reasons for the loss of their land base in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Despite this symbolic value the issue of Métis scrip is still not well understood. This paper will try briefly to explain the term, review the history of its use in western Canada, and highlight some of the issues and debates that still surround it.


  • Riel
  • Ritchot


  • Alberta
  • British Columbia
  • Duck Lake
  • Mackenzie Valley
  • Manitoba
  • Pembina
  • Red Lake
  • Red River Settlement
  • Saskatchewan
  • St. Norbert
  • Winnipeg


  • Aboriginal
  • Aboriginal Rights
  • Agriculture
  • Boer War
  • Catholic Church
  • Chippewa (First Nations)
  • Dominion Lands Act
  • Federal Government
  • Half Breed
  • Land Acquisition
  • Land Rights
  • Manitoba Act
  • Metis Rights
  • Metis Settlement
  • MMF (Manitoba Metis Federation)
  • North West Resistance (1885)
  • Riel, Louis
  • Scrip
  • Settlements
  • St. Boniface (Church)
  • Treaty No. 8