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 1965 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
Below is an alphabetical list by surname and first name of these names followed by the year that the name appears on an enfranchisement Order in Council. An asterisk (*) indicates a non-status man married to an Indigenous woman.
We plan on photographing and indexing the names contained in the Orders in Council up to 1968.
To order a photograph of the enfranchisement Order in Council containing a name you see in the list on this page or to ask any questions,
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We charge $10 to send a photograph of an Enfranchisement Order in Council.