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First Nations, Métis and Inuit

A guide to searching Archives Search, the online research tool of Library and Archives Canada, with special reference to Record Group 10 and Record Group 15.

Archives Search

Archives Search:

  • The online archives research tool of Library and Archives Canada (LAC)
  • Allows keyword searching within specific record groups (Indian Affairs - RG10; Interior - RG15)
  • Search results include record group numbers as well as series, volume, and reel numbers where applicable.
  • Results may also include an access code indicating any viewing restrictions that have been placed on the material.
  • Some files have been digitized and can be viewed on ArchiviaNet. 

LAC General Guide to finding archival material on Aboriginal heritage in the archival collections

LAC Guide to Searching Indian Affairs Record Group 10 (RG10)

The records found in RG 10:

  • Contain the historical records relating to Indian Affairs created by the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development and its predecessors. 
  • Include files, correspondence, letters, and transcripts on all aspects of Indian administration for both headquarters and the field offices.
  • Are organized into 4 separate series: Pre-Confederation, Headquarters, Field, and Land records

Finding Metis Scrip Records using Archives Search

Guide to Researching Metis Scrip Records

General guide to research Metis Scrip in federal archival sources.

LAC Guide to finding Metis Scrip Records in the former Record Group 15 (now R190-0-3-E)

R190-0-3-E is the archival reference number given to the Department of the Interior fonds; the former archival reference number for this fonds is RG 15. You can access the fonds-level description using the Archives Search tool.



Subject Librarian

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Anne Carr-Wiggin
5-07 Cameron Library

University of Alberta Libraries - University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada T6G 2R3 - We are located on Treaty 6 / Métis Territory.