Enfranchisement Orders in Council pages

The format of the Enfranchisement Orders in Council changed between the 1870s and 1969.  The earliest ones were handwritten while the later ones were printed on legal-sized paper and then later on letter-sized paper.  

Below are sample photographs of the printed Orders in Council.  We will leave the entry for the name you are requesting visible and block out the names of other persons mentioned in the Order in Council where required.

If you have found the name or names of persons you are interested in, please send us an email at "orderincouncillists@outlook.com" and we will send you the photographs that contain the information about those persons. 


You are welcome to use the photographs but the copyright remains with us.  If you post the photographs on a website, please credit us by indicating: 


"Photo from www.orderincouncillists.com." 

Typical enfranchisement OIC before 1952. Only one name or one family was shown on each OIC and usually the amount of band money they would receive once they were enfranchised.
The typical first page of an Enfranchisement Order in Council after 1952.
A typical page from Schedule A of an OIC after 1952. Schedule A listed Indigenous persons or families who were being enfranchised.
A typical page from Schedule B of an OIC after 1952. Schedule B listed Indigenous women who were being enfranchised because they had married a non-Indian status man. The minor unmarried children of the Indigenous woman were listed as they were enfranchised when their mother married.

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26.10 | 02:43

I suggest you submit an Access to Information request to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada asking for any and all documents they have for Mr. Rott.

26.10 | 01:30

Searching for Wilhelm Rott who docked at Pier 21, Halifax, Nova Scotia on January 14, 1957 on the MS Seven Seas. I do not see him on your list.

18.10 | 13:24

There are no Johnstones but McDonalds from Crane River, Fort Alexander, Nelson House, Peguis, and Sandy Bay Bands. Please email orderincouncillists@outlook.com

13.10 | 14:08

Any Johnstone's or McDonald's from Selkirk Man area who gave up Indian status?