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Tribes and Bands (First Nations) of Manitoba

A list of tribes and contact information can be found at Tribes of Manitoba


Canada. Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development. Indians of the Prairie provinces (an historical review). Ottawa Canada: Indian Affairs Branch. 1967. FHL Book 970.1 Al no. 4 or fiche 6017088

Important Websites



Census:1831-1870 Text in English and French; Census for 1827-1856 were taken by or for the Hudson Bay Company. The 1870 Census was taken under the direction of Canada's Department of Agriculture.
FHL film 1375923

1881 Census , Provencher District FHL film: 1375919 and 1475920

Archive, Libraries, and Museum

Public Archives of Canada: C-2170 (MG 9, E3)FHL Film: 1375923

Glenbow Archive, Library, and Museum

The Glenbow Archives and Library, has an excellent collection of resources for the study of Métis genealogy. Their sources cover predominantly Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and some parts of the Northwest Territories, Ontario, and British Columbia.

Most of our sources pertain to people who were living in the Prairie Provinces in 1900 or earlier.

One unique collection is the Gail Morin who donated her 40,000 name data base to the archive in 2011. The data base is ancestral quest format and all in families with sources.

Contact: Glenbow Archives
130 - 9 Avenue
SE Calgary, Alberta T2G 0P3
Reference Desk telephone: 403-268-4204


Genealogy of the First Metis Nation: the development and dispersal of the Red River Settlement, 1820-1900. by D.N. Sprague and R.P.Frye: Winnipeg: Pemmican Publication, c. 1983. FHL Book 971.27 D2s


Thunderbird Quill Newsletter, June 1969-1972. FHL film 965793 item 3