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Wikipedia[edit]

Wikipedia articles to create or improve[edit]

Peoples and nations[edit]

A 16th-century sketch of the Algonquian village of Pomeiock
Slavey girls
Tłįchǫ tipis circa 1900
  • Algonquian peoples, large First Nations group of the same linguistic family. The Wikipedia article about them is short and could be expanded.
  • Métis, Indigenous peoples in Canada descendants of both Europeans and First Nations. The Wikipedia article about them needs additional citations for verification. You can help by adding citations to reliable sources.
  • Slavey, Dene First Nations in Nortwest Territories, British Columbia and Alaska. The Wikipedia article is short and could be expanded.
  • Tłı̨chǫ, Dene First Nations in Nortwest Territories. The Wikipedia article contains a lot of red links that could be created.
  • Yellowknives, Dene First Nations in the Norwest Territories. There is no Wikipedia article in French about it. If you speak French, you can create it by translating the article in English.
  • Tagish, Athabaskan First Nation in Yukon. The article is a very short stub and has a banner indicating "This article includes a list of references, but its sources remain unclear because it has insufficient inline citations. Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations" since April 2014.
  • Xeni Gwet'in, First Nations in British Columbia. The Wikipedia article is very short and could be expanded. Also, there is no Wikipedia article in French about it. If you speak French, you can create it by translating the article in English.
  • Inuvialuit, Inuit people in the Western Canadian Arctic region. There is no Wikipedia article in French about it. If you speak French, you can create it by translating the article in English.
  • St. Lawrence Iroquoians, a First Nation who existed from the 14th century to about 1580 along the shores of the St. Lawrence River in present-day Quebec and Ontario. The Wikipedia article in French about them needs improvement. If you speak French, you can help by "wikifying" it.
  • Piikani Nation, First Nation in Alberta. There is no Wikipedia article in French about it. If you speak French, you can create it by translating the article in English.

Languages[edit]

  • Naskapi language, Algonquian language spoken by the Naskapi in Quebec and Labrador. The Wikipedia article is short and could be expanded. Also, there is no Wikipedia article in French about it. If you speak French, you can create it by translating the article in English.

History[edit]

  • Chilcotin War, a confontration in 1864 between members of the Tsilhqotʼin (Chilcotin) Peoples in British Columbia and white road construction workers. There is no Wikipedia article in French about it. If you speak French, you can create if by translating the article in English.
  • Battle of Long Sault, a battle during the Beaver Wars in early May 1660 between the French colonial militia with their Huron and Algonquin allies against the Iroquois Confederacy. The Wikipedia article in French is missing references. If you speak French, you can improve it by adding references to reliable sources.
  • Treaty 11, the last of the Numbered Treaties signed between various First Nations and the monarch of Canada. There is no Wikipedia article in French about it. If you speak French, you can create it by translating the article in English.
  • Hawthorn-Tremblay Commission, a commission that studied the conditions of the Indigenous in Canada from 1964 to 1970. There is no Wikipedia article in English about it. You can create it using reliable sources as references. Note that there is an article in French that could be translated, but it is missing citations for verification and has other issues.

Laws[edit]

Organizations and political parties[edit]

Notable figures[edit]

  • Pontiac (Ottawa leader) (or Obwandiyag), an Odawa war chief known for his role in the Pontiac's War (named after him) from 1763 to 1766 leading First Nations in a struggle against British military occupation of the Great Lakes region. The French Wikipedia article about him needs additional citations for verification. If you speak French, you can add reliable sources as references to the Wikipedia article in French.
  • Charles Henry Byce, the most decorated Indigenous soldier in Canada during World War II. His entry in The Canadian Encyclopedia can be used to develop the article.
  • Thelma Chalifoux, first Indigenous woman and first Métis person to be appointed to the Senate of Canada. Her entry in The Canadian Encyclopedia can be used to develop the article.
  • Eenoolooapik, an Inuk guide. There is no Wikipedia article about him. His entry in The Canadian Encyclopedia can be used to create it.
  • John Shiwak, an Inuk from Labardor who died in combat during the First World War. His article on Wikipedia is a short stub. You can develop it.
  • Ambroise-Dydime Lépine, a Métis political and military figure. His article on Wikipedia is a short stub. You can develop it using his entry in the Dictionary of Canadian Biography as a reference.
  • Pîhtokahanapiwiyin (or Poundmaker), a Plains Cree chief. You can improve his Wikipedia article using his entry in the Dictionary of Canadian Biography as a reference.
  • Peguis, a Saulteaux chief. The Wikipedia article is short and and could be expanded. Also, there is no Wikipedia article in French about it. If you speak French, you can create it by translating the article in English.
  • James Gladstone, first status Indian to be appointed to the Senate of Canada. There is no Wikipedia article in French about it. If you speak French, you can create it by translating the article in English.
  • Andrew Delisle Sr., chief of Kahnawake in Quebec and first Indigenous to receive the Order of Canada in 1969. There is no Wikipedia article in English about him. You can create it by translating the article in French.
  • Nicolas Vincent (or Tsaouenhohoui), Grand Chief of the Hurons of Lorette from 1811 to 1844. The Wikipedia article in English about him is short. It could be expanded using the content from the article in French]].
  • Gertrude Guerin (born Ettershank), a Salish chief, politician and community advocate from Musqueam. There is no Wikipedia article about her. You can create it using her entry in The Canadian Encyclopedia as a reference.
  • Jacob Berens (or Nah-wee-kee-sick-quah-yash or Naawigiizhigweyaash), an Ojibwa chief. The Wikipedia article about him is a very short stub. You can expand it using reliable sources such as his entry in the Dictionary of Canadian Biography as references.
  • Oronhyatekha (or Peter Martin), a Mohawk physicien, scholar and businessman. There is no Wikipedia article in French about it. If you speak French, you can create it by translating the article in English.
  • Francis Pegahmagabow, a Canadian First Nations soldier, one of the most highly decorated Indigenous soldiers in Canada. The Wikipedia article in English about him is a "good article" while the Wikipedia article in French is a "stub". If you speak French, you can develop the article in French by translating the article in English.
  • Taqulittuq (or Tookoolito), an Inuk interpreter and guide. There is no Wikipedia article in French about her. If you speak French, you can create it by translating the article in English.
  • Ludovic Boney, a sculptor from Wendake, Quebec. There is no Wikipedia article in English about him. You can create it by translating the article in French.
  • Frank Polson, an Algonquin artist. There is no Wikipedia article in English about him. You can create it by translating the article in French.
  • Sylvie Bernard, a First Nation artist from Quebec. There is no Wikipedia article in English about him. You can create it by translating the article in French.
  • Marie-Andrée Gill, an Innu poet. There is no Wikipedia article in English about him. You can create it by translating the article in French.
  • Louis-Karl Picard-Sioui, an artist from Wendake, Quebec. There is no Wikipedia article in English about him. You can create it by translating the article in French.
  • Georges E. Sioui, an Indigenous historian. There is no Wikipedia article in English about him. You can create it by translating the article in French.
  • An Antane Kapesh, an Innu writer. The Wikipedia article about her needs additional citations for verification. You can improve it by adding citations to reliable sources.
  • Monique Sioui, an Indigenous activist. There is no Wikipedia article in English about her. You can create it by translating the article in French.
  • Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, an Indigenous writer, musician and academic. The Wikipedia article in French about her needs improvement. If you speak French, you can help by "wikifying" it.
  • Christine Sioui-Wawanoloath, a First Nation writer and artist living in Quebec. The Wikipedia article in English about her is short and could be expanded.
  • Vern Harper, a Cree elder and Indigenous rights activist. The Wikipedia article about him needs additional citations for verification. You can help to improve it by adding citations to reliable sources. Also, there is no Wikipedia article in French about it. If you speak French, you can create it by translating the Wikipedia article in English.
  • Fred Loft, a Mohawk activist who founded the League of Indians of Canada and veteran of World War I. There is no Wikipedia article in French about it. If you speak French, you can create it by translating the Wikipedia article in English.
  • Olivia Poole, an Indigenous inventor. The Wikipedia article in English about her needs additional citations for verification. You can help by adding citations to reliable sources such as her entry in The Canadian Encyclopedia. Furthermore, there is no Wikipedia article in French about her. If you speak French, you can create it.
  • Levi Oakes, a Mohawk code talker. There is no Wikipedia article in French about him. If you speak French, you can create it by translating the article in English.

Others[edit]

  • Anishinaabe clan system, clan system of the Anishinaabe, Indigenous Peoples in what is now Canada and the United States. The Wikipedia article needs additional citations for verification. You can help improve it by adding citations to reliable sources. Also, there is no Wikipedia article in French about it. If you speak French, you can create it by translating the Wikipedia article in English.
  • Minister of Crown–Indigenous Relations, minister of the Canadian cabinet. The Wikipedia article in French about it needs to be updated and expanded, and is lacking sufficient citations for verification. If you speak French, you can help by translating content from the article in English and by adding citations to reliable sources.

Resources[edit]

Online resources[edit]

Selected bibliography[edit]

Books available at BAnQ's Grande Bibliothèque[edit]

  • (fr) Auteur inconnu, Inuktitut et langues amérindiennes du Québec, Québec, Presses de l'Université du Québec, 1980, 228 p., Catalogue de BAnQ.
  • (en) Davis, Jeffery Edward, Hand Talk - Sign Language Among Indian Nations, New York, Cambridge University Press, 2010, 244 p., Catalogue de BAnQ.
  • (fr) Déléage, Pierre, La croix et les hiéroglyphes : écritures et objets rituels chez les Amérindiens de Nouvelle-France (XVIIe-XVIIIe siècles), Paris, Éditions Rue d'Ulm, Musée du quai Branly, 2009, 154 p., Catalogue de BAnQ.
  • (fr) Drapeau, Lynn (dir.), Langues autochtones du Québec : un patrimoine en danger, Québec, Presses de l'Université du Québec, 2011, 222 p., Catalogue de BAnQ.
  • (fr) Gervais, Stéphan (éd.), Les autochtones et le Québec : des premiers contacts au Plan Nord, Montréal, Presses de l'Université de Montréal, 2013, 405 p., Catalogue de BAnQ.
  • (fr) Maurais, Jacques (éd.), Les Langues autochtones du Québec, Québec, Publications du Québec, coll. « Dossiers du Conseil de la langue française », 1992, 455 p., Catalogue de BAnQ.
  • (fr) Petit, Jacques-Guy et autres (éd.), Les Inuits et les Cris du Nord du Québec : territoire, gouvernance, société et culture, Rennes / Québec, Presses universitaires de Rennes / Presses de l'Université du Québec, 2011, 431 p., Catalogue de BAnQ.

Other bibliographies[edit]

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