Canada. Northern Administration Branch

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Canada. Northern Administration Branch

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        From 1905 to 1967, the administration of the Northwest Territories was the responsibility of several different federal departments. From 1922 to 1953, various versions of the Northwest Territories and Yukon Branch were administered by the Department of the Interior (1922-1936) and the Department of Mines and Resources (1937-1953). During these years, this administration was run almost exclusively from Ottawa. In 1953, the branch concerned with the administration of the Northwest Territories, known at that time as the Northern Administration and Lands Branch, transferred to the Department of Northern Affairs and National Resources. The Northern Administration and Lands Branch expanded rapidly in the 1950s and in 1959 it was renamed the Northern Administration Branch. This coincided with a reorganization of the responsibilities handled by the Branch. The responsibility for northern affairs was divided into six divisions: 1) Territorial Division; 2) Education Division; 3) Industrial Division; 4) Welfare Division; 5) Resources Division and 6) Engineering Division. In conjunction with this reorganization, a program of decentralization of the field operations of the Northern Administration Branch was enhanced by the creation of two new regional offices. The Administrator of the Mackenzie was stationed in Fort Smith, while the Administrator of the Arctic, stationed in Ottawa, was responsible for the Districts of Keewatin and Franklin, as well as Inuit affairs in arctic Quebec. In 1966, the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development supplanted the Department of Northern Affairs and Natural Resources. In 1967, Yellowknife was established as the capital of the Northwest Territories and the transfer of responsibilities from the Northern Administration Branch to the Government of the Northwest Territories began. The transfer rendered the Northern Administration Branch obsolete and during 1968, the Territorial Relations Branch replaced it.

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        Leith, Miriam

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        Leith, Miriam is the employee of Canada. Northern Administration Branch

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        Federal Day School (Norman Wells, NT)

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        hierarchical

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        Federal Day School (Norman Wells, NT) is controlled by Canada. Northern Administration Branch

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        1960-1969

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        Federal Day School (Fort Norman, NT)

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        hierarchical

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        Federal Day School (Fort Norman, NT) is controlled by Canada. Northern Administration Branch

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        1949-1969

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        Federal Day School (Nahanni Butte, NT)

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        hierarchical

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        Federal Day School (Nahanni Butte, NT) is controlled by Canada. Northern Administration Branch

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        Fort Smith Federal High School

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        hierarchical

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        Fort Smith Federal High School is controlled by Canada. Northern Administration Branch

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