Kinokimaw Beach Report
Kinokimaw Beach report:Last Mountain Lake Indian Reserve #80A also known as Kinookimaw (Long Lake) was confirmed by Order in Council (OIC) on May 17, 1889. Last Mountain Lake consists of 1408 acres primarily as a Fishing Station for the Touchwood and Qu’Appelle Bands consisting of: Day Star, Kawacatoose, Muskowekwan, Gordon, Piapot, Muscowpetung and Pasqua First Nations. September 13, 1907 Canadian Pacific Railway forwarded a plan to set aside part of Reserve #80A. › October 2, 1907 OIC was passed setting aside 48.45 acres for right-of-way for Canadian Pacific Railway. › April 29, 1907: Frank Pedley instructed Indian Agent, William Graham to take up question of surrendering I.R. #80A. › May 4, 1907: William Graham ask for clarification on surrender of #80A. Does he approach each of the 7 Bands or just those individuals living on #80A. › Secretary McLean responds to William Grahams letter by stating: Receive surrender of those Indians living on #80A. › February 24, 1908: Graham wrote to Secretary Mclean stating that those Indians interested in I.R. #80A would not consider the surrender proposition. › Between 1908 and 1913, Indian Affairs received numerous correspondence from interest groups wanting I.R. #80A lands for a Public Park. › March 10, 1913: Indian Agents Murison and Nichol visited I.R. #80A and advised Secretary McLean that I.R. #80A is only used as a resort for drinking and immoral purposes. Both Murison and Nichol recommended that all of I.R. #80A be up for a surrender. › May 22, 1914: W. Orr wrote to Graham that the matter of surrender of I.R. #80A be shelved. › Between 1914 and 1919, Indian Affairs received a number of request for I.R. #80A lands for use: Hotel Development, Water Pipeline usage, Sanitation Concerns, Camping Site, Grazing and Hog production. › February 14, 1918: Duncan Scott requests forms for a surrender of I.R. #80A be sent to William Graham. › June 29, 1918: OIC approving surrender of I.R. #80A. › Indian Affairs developed cottage lots on surrendered I.R. #80A. › June 4, 1919: Public Auction of 461 lots on sub-division of Lakeview. › April 21, 1970: Kinookimaw Beach Association (KBA) was incorporated › June 23, 1971: Lease of those unsold portions of I.R. #80A was given to KBA. Some 1196.16 acres which include some 55 acres that were given back to KBA after rail line abandonment. › December 11, 2008: KBA filed a claim with Specific Claims Branch alleging that the surrender of I.R. #80A was invalid and that those sold portions of I.R. #80A be returned to I.R. #80A. Approximately 170 to 200 acres. › Specific Claims Branch will provide response to either acceptance or rejection of claim by December 11, 2011.