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Aboriginal genealogyAboriginal genealogy

- Aboriginal genealogy - Example of a ancestors tree -

 - Example of a father lineage -
 - Example of matrilineal genealogy - Example of a non status Indian lineage -
- Genealogy evidenceGuide to do your genealogy -
- Who's Aboriginal?  - Article 35 of the canadian constitution
 - Who can represent you? - Genetics -
        - Your name in the Mi'kmaq language   - Cost - Sharing -
     - Author: Jean-Claude-Sa'n Béliveau -
Other possible research:   Search for noble ancestor (s) in your genealogy
 Discover Mi'kma'ki (French/Mi'kmaw language): - Mi'kma'wisimk - Indian laws - Indigenous names - The word for women -





The Canadian government recognizes Indians, Métis and Inuit.


 He recognizes that Métis and non-Status Indians are Indians.


 The term used in section 35 to describe the Métis is "Métis of Canada".


 Among the Indians there are "Status Indians" and "Non-Status Indians".


 There are the Métis who are settled and the Métis who are not.


 There are the Inuvialuit Inuit of the West Art and the Inuit of the Central and East Art.



Article 35

Aboriginal rightsAboriginal rights





Who can legitimately call themselves Aboriginal?


Since 1868 the Indian Act considers as Indians people of "Indian blood"

or being "deemed" as members of a tribe, "as well as their descendants".


 1876  "An Act to Amend and Consolidate Laws Respecting the Indians" (Chapter 18)

 Indian according to "The Act to Amend and Recast Laws Respecting Indians»


 Indians, Bands, irregular Bands Indians, Bands, irregular Bands


 - “Indian” (fairly broad definition comparable to the Court's judgment stating that non-status Indians and Métis are Indians)

- “Irregular bands” (definition describing bands that are not in establishments as are the non status Indians and the Métis.




Obligation to be in an establishment (reserve) to be an Indian?


Some would say you must be on a reserve. If in order to be recognized, “Métis” and “non-status Indians” should all have an

establishment, why the Wolastoqiyik Wahsipekuk (Malicites) of Viger who have a microscopic reserve would be, the reserve

being 100 acres (0.386102 square miles or 0.404686 square km) since 1827?


Either they pile up on this land where there is only one house, or they are not in "establishment".

And what about the Mi'kmaq of Gespeg who have no establishment.



The Canadian government recognizes Indians, Métis and Inuit. He recognizes that the Métis are Indians.

 There are "Status Indians" and "Non-Status Indians". There are the Métis who are in institutions

 and Métis who are not settled. Should we deny the Métis without settlements like non-status Indians,

 those who lost their status because of the Indian Act amended many times.

 Others being accompanied to the limits of their reserves by their elected leaders?







Are non-status Indians and Métis recognized by the Canadian Constitution ?


Madam Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs signed on December 5, 2018

with the Congress of Indigenous Peoples

"The Political Accord Canada Congress of Aboriginal Peoples"

aiming to develop a joint policy to improve the socio-political conditions

non-registered and Métis people living off reserve.

The Congress represents among others

the Native Alliance of Quebec, Ontario Coalition of Indigenous Peoples, Native Council of PEI,

New Brunswick Aboriginal Peoples Council, Aboriginal Congress of Alberta Association,

Indgenous Peoples Alliance of Manitoba, Coalition of Indigenous Peoples of Saskatchewan,

North West Indigenous Concil, Nunatukavut.

Some of these provincial or territorial communities represent many regional communities,

for example, the Native Alliance of Quebec represents 39 communities.


Congress of Aboriginal Peoples AccordCongress of Aboriginal Peoples Accord





Ancêtres Autochtones - Indegenous ancestorsAncêtres Autochtones - Indegenous ancestors




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recherche généalogique si vous êtes pressé(e).


Cette "recherche généalogique" ne peut remplacer une

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taking into account ongoing research.


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It takes time. There is no point in requesting a genealogical

research if you are in a hurry.

This "genealogical research" cannot replace

a "legal research" from a notary.



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  Veuillez noter que ce service de recherche n'est pas offert la dernière semaine de décembre et la première semaine de janvier.


The actual price list may be subject to modifications at the end of the year.

Please note that this service is not offered the last week of December and the first week of January.