English-language education is made compulsory in the Northwest Territories
In the early 20th century, the population of the Northwest Territories is predominantly of British descent, but there is still a strong Métis presence.
There were also Canadians of German, Russian, French, Austro-Hungarian and Scandinavian descent. Most belonged to Protestant denominations (Anglican, Presbyterian, Methodist, Lutheran); others were Catholic, Orthodox, etc.
It was not until 1984 that the Northwest Territories Legislative Assembly re-established French as one of the territory’s official languages.