The Labrador Boundary

Privy Council Documents

Volume III

[29 March,

Esquimaux Mountaineer other Indians not to leave Colony without permission.



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No. 672.

1 GEO. V. CAP. IV.

An Act respecting the Esquimaux and Indians resident in Labrador.
(Passed March 29, 1911.)

     1. Esquimaux Mountaineer,
              and other Indians not
              to leave Colony with-
              out permission.
   2. Penalty.

   3. Interpretation.
Enacting ClauseBe it enacted by the Governor, the Legislative Council and the House of Assembly in the Legislative Session convened, as follows: —

        Without the permission of the Governor in Council first obtained, it shall be unlawful for any person to enter into any agreement with an Esquimaux Nascopie, or Mountaineer Indian to leave this Colony or its Dependencies for the purpose of performing any services in any place outside this Colony or its dependencies, or to pay or promise to pay any money, or give or promise to give any article to any Esquimaux, Nascopie, or Mountaineer Indian as a reward or inducement for leaving this Colony, or transport or furnish the means of transporting any Esquimaux, Nascopie or Mountaineer Indian from this Colony to any place outside this Colony; provided that nothing in this section shall prevent the employment of Esquimaux, Nascopie, or Mountaineer Indians by any person for the purpose of fishing, hunting or exploring upon any part of the coast or territories of the Canadian Labrador.

        Any person violating any one of the provisions of the first section of this Act shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding $500, or in default of payment, to imprisonment not exceeding six months, to be recovered or imposed upon the complaint of any person in a summary manner before a stipendiary Magistrate.

        In this Act “Esquimaux” shall mean native residents of the Coast of Labrador who are commonly known as Esquimaux.



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