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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20.07 | 12:43

This is SPECTACULAR! I can't wait to see the file.

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20.07 | 09:38

Hello Judy! British subjects are not on these lists. Submit an Access to Information request to Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada. Good luck!

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19.07 | 23:37

Hello,
I am looking for verification, that My great grandfather,William Kerr arrived in Canada from Scotland in 1938,or there about. He had family in B.C.

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13.04 | 07:20

Gresshoener Walter immegrated to Loon River Saskatchewan in 1930.
I`m looking for information about him or his family.

Hans Gresshoener,Hiddenhausen,Germany

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