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First Nations, French Canadians & Acadians

Index: The Territories, North West Territories & Yukon [Native – First Peoples – Metis]

Main Index: Native/First Peoples/Metis Surnames | Census Extracts

Index NWT, Territories, Yukon First Nations - Cree, Sioux, Mixed, Ojibway

This is where I’m indexing links to Canadian census returns related to The Territories, the Northwest Territories and the Yukon. They’re the links I’ve collected so far for census records that registered First Nations, Metis or mixed-heritage people who lived in this region between 1852 and 1921. Please note that the records were created by settlers so they followed settler naming practices and applied new location names.

I wish to acknowledge (as a settler) that these were traditional territories

that were already inhabited and named by indigenous peoples.

Further historical notes

Today Canada has ten provinces and three territories. The territories working from west to east are the Yukon (north of British Columbia and east of Alaska), the Northwest Territories (north of British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan) and Nunavut (north of Manitoba).

Consulting census records for this geographical area is a little complicated because of the constantly changing political boundaries. In 1901, for census purposes, there was just one big area in Canada’s north and centre  called  “The Territories”. It was subdivided into five areas: Alberta, Assiniboia East, Assiniboia West, Saskatchewan and the Unorganized Territory.

As non-First Nations peoples moved in to the southernmost parts of Canada, the provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan were carved out of the Territories. When the provinces of British Columbia, Manitoba and Quebec were created they also absorbed much land from the Territories. So, if you are researching your ancestors in the 1911 period or later,  you may find them in the Northwest Territories, the Yukon,  Alberta,  Saskatchewan, or the northern parts of British Columbia  – Manitoba or other provinces.


TERR AB | Athabaska Landing

TERR AB  | Blackfoot Agency

TERR AB  |  Edmonton

TERR AB | Egg Lake

TERR AB  | Lac La Biche

TERR AB  |  Saddle Lake, Whitefish Lake

TERR AS | Assiniboina Agency (AG-1)

TERR AS | Big Stick Lake

TERR  AS  |  Crooked Lake Agency

TERR AS Dauphinais

TERR AS | Dunmore

TERR AS | Estevan

FERR AS | Ferndale

TERR AS  | Foster

TERR ASS  |  Gull Lake

TERR AS | Josephsburg

TERR AS | Kranzberg

TERR AS |  File Hills

TERR AS  |  Maple Creek

TERR AS  |  Moose Jaw (South)

TERR AS | Moose Mountain

TERR AS | Muskowpehung

TERR AS  |  Touchwood Agency

TERR AS  |  Wolseley

TERR AS  | Wood Mountain

TERR SK  |  Battleford

TERR SK  | Carleton Agency

TERR SK | Cedar Lake

TERR SK  | Colleston

TERR SK | Devil Lake

TERR SK  | Duck Lake

TERR SK | Egg Lake

TERR SK | Colleston

TERR SK | Grand Rapids

TERR SK | Halcro

TERR SK | Mistawasis

TERR SK | Shellbrook

TERR SK | St Leonard

TERR SK | St Louis

TERR SK | St Michael

TERR SK | Stony Lake

TERR SK | Willoughby

TERR UNORG.  |  Athabaska A-1

TERR UNORG. | Athabaska a-2

TERR UNORG.  |  Athabaska a-4

TERR UNORG. |  Athabaska A-5

TERR UNORG:  |  Athabaska A-6

TERR UNORG.  |  Athabaska A-8

TERR UNORG.  |   Keewatin C-1

TERR. UNORG.  |  Keewatin c-2

TERR UNORG.  |  Keewatin C-4

TERR UNORG.  |  Keewatin C-5

TERR UNORG.  |  Keewatin C-6

TERR UNORG. | Keewatin C-7

TERR. UNORG.  |  Mackenzie D-1

TERR. UNORG. |  Mackenzie D-2

TERR. UNORG.  | Mackenzie D-3 

TERR. UNORG. |  Mackenzie D-4 

TERR. UNORG.  |  Mackenzie D-5


NWT | Albany

NWT | Attawapiskat , Winisk, Albany Fort

NWT  |  Beaver House | Ojibway

NWT  |  Cat Lake

NWT  |  Charlton Island

NWT  |  Churchill

NWT | Cross Lake Post

NWT  |  Egg Island

NWT  |  Fort Hope, Keewatin

NWT  |  Fort Providence

NWT  |  Fort Resolution

NWT  |  Fort Smith

NWT  |  Grand Rapids

NWT |  Keewatin

NWT | Island Lake

NWT  |  Lac du Brochet

NWT  | Lac Seul

NWT  |  Martins Falls

NWT  |  McKenzie Delta

NWT  |  Nelson House

NWT  | One Man’s Lake

NWT | Oxford House

NWT | Split Lake

NWT  | The Pas, Cumberland, Chemawawin

NWT  | Trout Lake Post

NWT  | York Factory | Port Nelson, Fort Churchill 

NWT  | York Factory

YUKON  |  Fort McPherson

YUKON |  Lake Lafarge

YUKON |  Moose Head Village

YUKON  |  Rampart House

YUKON | Selkirk Pelly Crossing

YUKON | Wheaton | First Nations


Yukon | Pelly River, Ross River, Pelly Banks, McMillan

Related Indexes

Main Index: Native/First Peoples/Metis Surnames | Census Extracts

Index: Native/First Peoples/Metis Surnames | Marriage Extracts

Core Index: First Peoples Genealogy and History

Code: Index

January 18, 2019 - Posted by | . | ,

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