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ARCHIVED - Aboriginal Documentary Heritage

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Further Research

The Aboriginal Resources and Services portal provides access to a variety of Aboriginal resources within Canada. These include both Library and Archives Canada's (LAC) collections and services, and those of First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities, associations, language and cultural centres, as well as those of several universities and libraries.

The following links represent various collections of materials pertaining to Aboriginal peoples held by LAC.

Aboriginal Peoples -- Bands and Agencies
This guide provides information about the relationship between Indian bands and the local field offices that administered them. Unlike the other databases included in ArchiviaNet, which provide descriptions of records, this database is a tool to assist users of RG 10 in identifying Indian Affairs offices that created records relevant to their research.
www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/bands-agencies/index-e.html

Aboriginal Peoples -- Guide to the Records of the Government of Canada
This guide provides an overview of Aboriginal history in Canada. It also explains the organization of the documents related to Aboriginal history held by LAC.
www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/the-public/005-1143-e.html

ARCHIVED - Framing Canada: A Photographic Memory
In addition to an essay about Aboriginal people, this Web exhibition features a photographic database with many images of First Nations, Métis and Inuit people.
www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/framingcanada/045003-1000-e.html

Archived - From Colony to Country: A Reader's Guide to Canadian Military History
A bibliography of published literature about Canada's military heritage from the 17th to the 20th century. It covers the War of 1812, Rebellions of 1837 and 1838, North West Campaign, South African War (Boer War), First World War and Second World War. Several sections of the site include references that pertain to the military roles and contributions of Aboriginal people.
www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/military/index-e.html

Indian Affairs Annual Reports, 1864-1990
A collection of Indian Affairs Annual Reports and other reports of the Indian Affairs portfolio for the years 1864 to 1990.
www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/indianaffairs/index-e.html

Indian Reserves -- Western Canada
This database provides item-level descriptions of approximately 1,500 maps and plans that relate to Aboriginal reserves and settlements in western Canada (British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Yukon Territory, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut Territory).
www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/indian-reserves/index-e.html

Jesuit Relations and the History of New France
A collection of texts on the Jesuit Relations, an important primary source of information on the history of 17th-century New France. The site includes links to transcripts of the Relations.
www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/jesuit-relations/index-e.html

Louis Riel, the Red River Rebellion and the North West Campaign
This guide consists of specific archival references and other sources of information related to Louis Riel, the Red River Rebellion of 1870 and the North West Campaign of 1885.
www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/the-public/005-1142.12-e.html

Métis Scrip Records
A research tool that allows users to search for the affidavits and applications related to the administration of the scrip issued by the Government of Canada. The scrip was issued to Métis residents of Manitoba and the former North-West Territories (present-day Saskatchewan, Alberta, Yukon Territory and the Northwest Territories).
www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/metis-scrip/index-e.html

Naskapi Lexicon
A trilingual dictionary providing terms in Naskapi, English and French. It features the use of UNICODE for the display and input of Aboriginal syllabics.
www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/naskapi/index-e.html

Project Naming
A photographic reclamation project that brings Inuit youth and Elders together and links Canada's northern communities with images of their past found in the South. The site is available in Inuktitut, English and French.
www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/inuit/index.html

ARCHIVED - Treaty 8: 1899-1999
First negotiated in late June 1899, Treaty 8 embraced an area in northwestern Canada. It was not only the largest land settlement undertaken by the Canadian government with First Nations, but also the first to recognize that the "aboriginal title" of Indians and Métis are co-existent.
www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/treaty8/index-e.html