Indigenous Enfranchisement Orders in Council

Orders in Council Enfranchising Canadian Indigenous Persons

The Privy Council of Canada approved Orders in Council permitting Canadian Indigenous persons to become enfranchised starting with the Indian Act of 1876.  An enfranchised person lost their status as an Indigenous person when they were enfranchised.  An Indigenous woman and her minor unmarried children became enfranchised when the woman married a non-status man.

We have photographed these enfranchisement Orders in Council from 1878 to 1969 and indexed the names of the persons contained in them.  The names include not only the enfranchised Indigenous persons but also the non-status men who were married to Indigenous women. 

The list of Surnames starting from A to M is here:  Surnames A - M

The list of Surnames starting from N to Z is here:  Surnames N - Z

The list of the Bands and Agencies that these persons belonged to before they were enfranchised is here:  Bands and Agencies

To order a photograph of the enfranchisement Order in Council containing a name you see in these lists or to ask any questions, please contact us at: 

orderincouncillists@outlook.com 

We charge $10 to send a photograph of an Enfranchisement Order in Council. 

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19.04 | 12:31

please send file or just documents for parents, Eva Sopinka, Teodore Sopinka, thank-you, Iris Sopinka

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11.03 | 18:33

Hello,I am looking for relatives of greataunt Ona Januleviciute born ab,1901 in Lithuania,Rudamina,as i know about 1948 lived in Chikago
Thank you very much

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07.03 | 23:08

moved from England just after the war

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05.03 | 14:41

Looking for Andreas Jensen, fish-exporter From Denmark. We think he went to Canada 1947 approximately. Born in Hygum, Denmark on the 6 of May 1909

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