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]


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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" to your G2G tag feed.
  4. Add the tag first_peoples 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 Canadian History Project
  7. 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


  • 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.

  • Mags - Working the project from the administrative side of things. I will answer any question asked, even if it's to send you to someone else who knows the right answer. DNA.
  • Hannah Berney- Project Volunteer. Categorization of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada and working to improve quality of the Metis Section, as well as related profiles.


Coming soon!

WikiTree Resources


Sub-Project Project Coordinator Project Space Page Notes G2G link to Discussion
none no N/A
None No N/A
Métis Hannah Berney Space:Metis Sorted by birth/residence Metis, Métis

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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