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Assiniboia refers to a number of different locations and administrative jurisdictions in Canada. The name is taken from the Assiniboine First Nation.


It was the name of the proposed Métis province in Canada, notably during the Red River Rebellion. Assiniboia was to have stretched from near the Red River to the Canadian Rockies. This was unacceptable to the eastern Canadians, who were seeking to expand onto the then prime farmland in the west. The Métis (pronounced MAY tee, IPA: , in French or , in Métis ) are one of three recognized Aboriginal peoples in Canada. ... The Métis provisional government The Red River Rebellion of 1869 – 1870 is the term most often used to describe the actions of a provisional government established by Métis leader Louis Riel in 1869 at the Red River Settlement in what is now the Canadian province of Manitoba. ... See also the Red River disambiguation page. ... Wilcox Pass The Canadian Rockies comprise the Canadian segment of the North American Rocky Mountains range. ...


The District of Assiniboia was later created (1882) as a regional administrative district of Canada's Northwest Territories. Most of it was absorbed into the Province of Saskatchewan in 1905, except for the westernmost quarter, which became part of Alberta. Motto: None Official languages Dene Suline, Cree, Dogrib, English, French, Gwichin, Inuktitut, Slavey Capital Yellowknife Largest city Yellowknife Commissioner Tony Whitford Premier Joe Handley (Consensus government - no party affiliations) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 1 1 Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 3rd 1,346,106 km² 12. ... Motto: Multis E Gentibus Vires (Latin: From many peoples, strength) Official languages English Capital Regina Largest city Saskatoon Lieutenant-Governor Lynda M. Haverstock Premier Lorne Calvert (NDP) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 14 6 Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 7th 651,036 km² 9. ... 1905 (MCMV) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Motto: Fortis et Liber (Latin: Strong and free) Official languages English Capital Edmonton Largest city Calgary Lieutenant-Governor Norman Kwong Premier Ralph Klein (PC) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 28 6 Area Total  â€¢ Land  â€¢ Water    (% of total)  Ranked 6th 661,848 km² 642,317 km² 19,531 km² (2. ...


The territorial capital of Regina was located in Assiniboia and, on the formation of the province of Saskatchewan in 1905, became the capital of the province. Its improbably insalubrious location — on featureless and treeless plain without a local water supply other than a creek carrying spring runoff, whereas pleasant, amply watered, intermittantly wooded parklands a mere 30 miles to the east where the Canadian Pacific Railway had already reached, not to speak of the objectively lovely environs of the existing territorial headquarters at Battleford — was chosen by Edgar Dewdney, the territorial Lieutenant-Governor. Dewdney had reserved for himself substantial land adjacent to the Canadian Pacific Railway line on the site of what became the town, and thereby considerably enriched himself. This was the occasion of a considerable scandal in the early days of the Territories. Regina, Saskatchewan Regina is the major city in the south of the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. ... Edgar Dewdney (1835 to August 8, 1916) was a Canadian politician originally born in Devonshire, England. ...


The District of Assiniboia survived in its original geographical configuration as the Anglican Diocese of Qu'Appelle until the 1970s when the portion of the Diocese (and former District of Assiniboia) lying within the province of Alberta was ceded to the Diocese of Calgary. The Diocese of Qu’Appelle in the Anglican Church of Canada lies in the southern third of the civil province of Saskatchewan and contains within its geographical boundaries some 50% of the provinces population of one million. ...


Assiniboia is also a town in south central Saskatchewan. Mount Assiniboine is in the Canadian Rockies and the Assiniboine River runs through Manitoba. Assiniboia is a town in south central Saskatchewan, Canada. ... Motto: Multis E Gentibus Vires (Latin: From many peoples, strength) Official languages English Capital Regina Largest city Saskatoon Lieutenant-Governor Lynda M. Haverstock Premier Lorne Calvert (NDP) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 14 6 Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 7th 651,036 km² 9. ... Mount Assiniboine, also known as Assiniboine Mountain, is a mountain located in eastern British Columbia, Canada. ...


Assiniboia is the name of a current provincial electoral district in the Canadian province of Manitoba. For information on this district, see Assiniboia (Manitoba riding). Motto: Gloriosus et Liber (Latin: Glorious and free) Official languages English Capital Winnipeg Largest city Winnipeg Lieutenant-Governor John Harvard Premier Gary Doer (NDP) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 14 6 Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 8th 647,797 km² 14. ... Assiniboia is a provincial electoral division in the Canadian province of Manitoba. ...


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