Project: First Peoples Canada

Categories: First Peoples Project | Canadian History | Canadian History Project | North American First Peoples | British Columbia First Nations

This is a sub-project of the First Peoples Project. For the Native American project in the US , please visit The Native Americans Project

First Peoples Canada Project

The mission of the project is to add and improve profiles of First Peoples Canada, create genealogies and relevant free-space pages about the history of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis people. Project members take primary responsibility for relevant profiles or family groups and work on merging duplicates, cleaning up profiles, adding sources, removing incorrect information and offer research assistance as needed.[1]

Are you interested in the First Peoples Canada Project?


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To see our current members, please see the list below or check out the First Peoples Project Category Page.

To join the project:

  1. Post to this G2G question to request a Badge.
  2. Add the line [[Category:First Peoples Canada Project]] to the text area of your profile page. This will add you to the list of participants on the Category page.
  3. Add "First Poeples Canada" to your G2G tag feed.
  4. Add the tag first_peoples_canada to any discussions in G2G involving the First Peoples project or any of its sub-projects.
  5. Check out the To-Do list below to find something to help us work on, and add yourself (or ask one of us to) to that task.
  6. Please join the Google Mail Group for the First Peoples Canada Google Group


  • For each person:
  1. All duplicates merged into lowest number
  2. PPP added only for individuals who are historically significant or are the subject of many merges.
  3. pertaining categories added
  4. templates added
  5. biography cleaned up and written, using the WikiTree Style Guide (can work with Profile Improvement Project for help)
  6. Attached family meets these goals, too
  7. Attached to the main WikiTree family tree (ask the GFR for help)
  • To identify important historical events, and create free-space pages.
  • To create categories for each band and nation, and their affiliated towns and reservations.
Task Volunteers Related Category Notes G2G link to Discussion
Find and add resources to the project page N/A Helpful resources for aboriginal Canadian genealogy?
Create categories for nations and bands Erin Breen & Hannah Berney See G2G Using Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada list.

Project Scope

The First Peoples Canada Project is a Sub-Project of the Canadian History project, that encompasses sub-projects according to tribe, event or other area of historical or cultural interest. The geographic scope will be Canada it's territories as well as the Arctic and Greenland. The time frame will cover pre-colonial until the present. This First Peoples Sub-Project serves as a central directory of all that is going on in the related sub-projects.


Add your name to the list below, along with a note about what you're working on in this project right now.

  • Hannah Berney- Lead Volunteer. Categorization of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada and working to improve quality of the Metis Section, as well as related profiles.
  • Cheri Gervais- Volunteer. Working to improve information about Aboriginal Peoples in Canada, and attempting to connect lines of Metis families. I am also wanting to start a project to address the lost names (including those which were anglicized) of the many women listed in (Metis) scrip (and profiles)- who ended up being written as (Eg.) "Scrip for _____(named applicant), son/daughter of: ______ (Father's name) and "Indian woman".
  • Navarro Mariott Volunteer, verify and pass along the stories that make up the history of the Red River Settlement and it's people.


Please note that the Project Sticker Template should be placed beneath the == Biography == heading. The Project Box for Project Protected Profiles will be placed above it. Normally, only the Project Sticker will need to be used.

Project Sticker

Sample usage:

{{First Peoples Canada Sticker|tribe=Metis}}


... ... ... was a Canadian First Peoples and member of the Metis tribe.

Project Protected Box

Sample usage: {{First Peoples Canada|tribe=Metis}}


... ... ... was a Canadian First Peoples and member of the Metis tribe.
Join: First_Peoples_Canada Project
Discuss: first_peoples_canada

WikiTree Resources


Sub-Project Project Coordinator Project Space Page Notes G2G link to Discussion
West Coastal Area Sharon Runolfsson no Primarily British Columbia Nation, Sorting None
Central Canada None No The landlocked Provinces None
Eastern Coastal Canada None None Maritime regions and Quebec None
Métis Hannah Berney Space:Metis Sorted by birth/residence Metis, Métis
Renaming Practices Cheri Gervais Space:First_Peoples_Canada_Quebec_Parish_Registers Recovering Anglicized names, especially for women

Proposed Sub-Projects

Sub Project Space Pages Template

Please use this Template Page to create any sub-projects. Please leave the structure and no-project specific information in place while adding project specific information and graphics into the formatted page.


  • Project Naming - This is a collaboration between Nunavut Sivuniksavut, CLEY (Nunavut's Department of Culture, Languages, Elders and Youth), and Library and Archives Canada. The goal is the identification of Inuit portrayed in some of the photographic collections of Library and Archives Canada (LAC) in Ottawa.

Related Projects

Canadian History


  1. First Peoples Seal Clipart used with permission from

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