The Royal Commission on Indian Affairs for the Province of British Columbia (commonly known as the McKenna–McBride Royal Commission) was a Royal Commission established in 1912 to resolve the "Indian reserve question" in British Columbia.
In 1916, the Commission recommended the removal approximately 47,000 acres (190 km2) of land (with an assessed value between $1,347,912.72 and $1,533,704.72) from 54 reserves, and the addition of about 87,000 acres (350 km2) of land (with an assessed value of only $444,838.80). So while the area of the added reserve lands was nearly double that of that withdrawn, the value of the land added was only about one-third the value of the land taken away.
On July 19, 1924 an amended McKenna McBride Commission was adopted and applied as the B.C. Indian Lands Settlement Act. Reserve land was removed in 35 places from 23 Bands.
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