Canada. Department of Indian Affairs

Identity area

Type of entity

Primary Agency

Authorized form of name

Canada. Department of Indian Affairs

Parallel form(s) of name

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Other form(s) of name

  • Canada. Dept. of Indian Affairs
  • Canada. Ministère des affaires indiennes
  • Canada. Affaires indiennes, Ministère des
  • Canada. Indian Affairs, Dept. of
  • Canada. Indian Affairs, Department of

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Description area

Dates of existence



The Indian Branch (established in 1868) was change to the Department of Indian Affairs in 1880. The Department was abolished in 1936 its functions were carried on by the Department of Mines and Mineral Resources, primarily under the Indian Affairs Branch.


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Dates of creation, revision and deletion

2021-09-10 (Revision).


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