The Union of Saskatchewan Indians: An Organization of Indian People for Indian People

Rauncie Murdoch-Kinnaird


The Union of Saskatchewan Indians (USI) had been described as a political tool of the Canadian Commonwealth Federation (CCF). The USI, however, was established and operated independently of the CCF government. Factors which influenced the establishment of the USI included: veterans' involvement, social issues which bonded Indian people together, the education of Indian people, and the support of the Saskatchewan CCF government. Further, the USI operated independently of the CCF government. Its constitution, funding, members, and policies were separate although influenced by the CCF government. Nevertheless, the USI cannot accurately be described as an instrument of the CCF. It was an independent and Indian organization.

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