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  • 2. What is RG 10? Record Group 10 • Historical records created by the Department of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (& its predecessors) • Primary resource – original documents, unpublished material, contemporary account of events • Includes: files, correspondence, transcripts, reports, letters, maps, & photographs
  • 3. Where do RG 10 records come from? • Records originated from headquarters and the field offices • Most files are arranged by band, agency, or district – ie. which field office was responsible for administering each band • Ex. Band: Rocky Bay (1960 – 1968) • Agency: Port Arthur Agency • Band: Rocky Bay (1968-1988) • Agency: Lakehead District
  • 4. How are RG 10 records arranged? Headquarters Records: contains the following 4 series Central Registry Files 1833-1974 Red Series (Eastern Canada) 1872-1964 Black Series (Western Canada) 1872-1959 School Files 1879-1953
  • 5. RG 10 Headquarter Records Central Registry Files Series (1833-1974) Includes files relating to all aspects of Aboriginal Affairs Ex. natural resources (mining & timber), surveys, leases, housing, band elections, band management, membership, health services, law enforcement, claims & disputes, band loans, community development, irrigation, roads, agricultural projects, etc
  • 6. RG 10 Headquarter Records Black Series Western Canada (1872-1959) • Covers the administration of Aboriginal Affairs in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, North- West Territories and British Columbia Red Series Eastern Canada(1872-1964) • Covers the administration of Aboriginal Affairs in eastern Canada
  • 7. RG 10 Headquarter Records Red & Black Series Contents: correspondence, land sales & purchases, paylists, timber licenses, litigation, construction & upkeep of buildings, disputes, behaviour of members, elections, surveys, resolutions of councils, band membership, appointments of chief, estates/copies of wills, agent reports, game & fishery, etc
  • 8. RG 10 School Files School Files (1879-1953) • Records pertain to Aboriginal school administration throughout Canada • Includes both residential schools & day schools • Contains: admissions & discharges, monthly & quarterly returns, correspondence, principal’s monthly reports, school inspection reports, teachers salaries, vocational training, medical matters, deaths of pupils, school lands (maps & plans), agricultural implements & machinery, livestock, etc
  • 9. Fort William Natural resources – mining for base metals
  • 10. Fort William - Land lease on Mount McKay
  • 11. Fort William Loch Lomond water resource
  • 12. Fort William Grand Trunk Pacific Railway
  • 13. Fort William Health Care – Squaw Bay Hospital
  • 14. Elections for Chiefs & Councillors – Fort William, Red Rock, Pays Plat
  • 15. Gull Bay Timber Payments
  • 16. Gull Bay Education – request for a school
  • 17. Pic River Housing concerns
  • 18. Original format of documents
  • 19. How to search RG 10 • Use online index called ArchiviaNet • Accessible from Library homepage under Resources by Subject . Select the Indigenous Learning Libguide • Click tab called Articles/Newspapers/ Indexes • Select ArchiviaNet: Government of Canada Files
  • 20. Any questions?.... Thank you