Project: First Peoples Canada

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

This is a sub-project of the Canada 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 in what we know today as Canada; and to 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.

How to Join

Are you interested in the First Peoples Canada Project?

To see our current members, please see the First Peoples Canada Project category

To join the project, you must:

  • Join the Canada Project and complete the Trans-Canada Orphan Trail with a specialty in First Peoples of Canada research.
  • Once you've completed the Trail, you can 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.
  • Add "First Peoples Canada" to your G2G tag feed.
  • Add the tag first_peoples_canada to any discussions in G2G involving the First Peoples project or any of its sub-projects.
  • 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 add you to a task.

Please join our Google Mail Group for the First Peoples Canada Google Group and our Discord channel in the WTCanada server.


The goal of the First Peoples Canada project is to add and improve profiles of First Peoples in what we know today as Canada. Project members contribute in a variety of ways, through working on family groupings, cleaning up profiles, adding sources, merging duplicates and ensuring that the profiles reach the best standard possible. They also offer assistance to others working on First Peoples of Canada profiles wherever possible.

Project Scope

The First Peoples Canada Project is a Sub-Project of the Canada project, that focuses on First Nations, events and other areas of historical or cultural interest. The geographic scope of this project includes all of what is known today as Canada and its territories, as well as the Arctic and Greenland. The time frame covers pre-colonial times until the present.


  • Amy Gilpin - sub-project Leader. Working on internal administration, assisting with category structure and naming standards, and managed profiles.
  • Hannah Berney- Project Coordinator. Categorization of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada and working to improve quality of the Metis Section, as well as related profiles.
  • Christine Daniels - Project Coordinator. Working on Ontario First Nations category structure, assisting with internal administration, and managed profiles.
  • Peggy Watkins - working on British Columbia First Nations profiles and associated categories.
  • Laurie Giffin Working on Canadian History and Mi'kmaq and Metis tribal groups.
  • Navarro Mariott Volunteer, verify and pass along the stories that make up the history of the Red River Settlement and its people.
  • Shirlea Smith - Volunteer, helping as she is able.
  • Sharon Runolfsson - Volunteer, helping as she is able.
  • Alex Adkins-Langen Working on BC First nations, especially Haida and Haisla
  • Dale Mutter - Plains Metis
  • Marcia MacDonald - BC First Nations


Please note that the Project Sticker Template should be placed beneath the Biography heading. The Project Box is used for Project Protected Profiles and will be placed on profiles that meet the Project's requirements for managed profiles.

The Métis nation sticker or box should only be used for those individuals which meet the Canadian national standard for a person of Metis status. Otherwise, please just continue to use the tribe of origin for people of mixed descent, not Métis Nation.

Project Sticker

Sample usage: {{First Peoples Canada Sticker|nation=Métis}}


... ... ... was a Canadian First Peoples and member of the Métis Nation.

Project Box

Sample usage: {{First Peoples Canada|nation=Innu}}


... ... ... is a member of the Innu Nation and managed by the First Peoples Canada Project.
Join: First_Peoples_Canada Project
Discuss: first_peoples_canada

WikiTree Resources


Please note that our teams are being re-structured.

Team Team Leader Team Space Page Notes G2G link to Discussion
West Coastal Area
Central Canada
Eastern Coastal Canada
Métis Hannah Berney Space:Metis Sorted by birth/residence Metis, Métis
Renaming Practices Sharon Runolfsson Space:First_Peoples_Canada_Quebec_Parish_Registers Recovering Anglicized names, especially for women

Project Space Pages


Government Collections and Resources

Ancestor Schedules and Band Lists

Other Resources

First Nations Military Records

Related Projects


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