Acting Commissioner for Native Affairs Lew McBeath attended the public meeting at which the CDNR was formed, reporting on proceedings to Commissioner Francis Bray. Bray’s report to Premier Frank Wise indicates his propensity to dismiss protest as a communist stunt.

Commissioner for Native Affairs Reports on CDNR Formation

Lew McBeath to Francis Bray, 29 May 1946, and Francis Bray to Premier Frank Wise, Acting Minister for North West, 30 May 1946, SROWA, 1945/0800/137-40, 142.

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