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EVENT - Mica Bay Incident

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In 1849/50 Métis and First Nations near present...
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In 1849/50 Métis and First Nations near present day Sault Ste. Marie and along the North shore of Lake Superior objected to the Quebec Mining Company trespassing on their traditional lands at Mica Bay. As there was no treaty with the Crown in the territory, they considered this trespassing. The company’s agents surrendered without resistance. This becomes known as the ‘Mica Bay incident’ and lead to the Robinson Treaties (Superior and Huron) between the Crown and “Indians.” Treaty Commissioner Robinson stated he had no mandate to deal with Métis.  As such, "Métis" title, rights and interests in the territory remain un-extinguished.

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