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Indigenous Peoples

Resources on this page will help you:

  • learn about places to start a search for written records First Nations, Métis or Inuit ancestors
  • find out where to access documents related to residential schools and church records 
  • find related books in Winnipeg Public Library's collection
  • find recommended websites for conducting genealogical research

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If your ancestor(s) lived in Manitoba you may also want to use some of  the resources listed in the Manitoba section of this guide.

First Nations and "Status Indians"

The long journey of a forgotten people : Métis identities and family histories Aboriginal studies series
Inuit kinship and naming customs / Inuit ilagiigusinggit amma attiqtuijjusinggit