List of First Nations people


List of First Nations people

This is a list of Canadian people who are members of the First Nations.

A

*Aatsista-Mahkan, Blackfoot chief
*Abishabis, Cree religious leader
*A-ca-oo-mah-ca-ye, Blackfoot chief
*David Aglukark, politician
*Susan Aglukark, singer
*Leona Aglukkaq, politician
*Agouhanna, chief of Hochelega
*David Ahenakew, politician
*Freda Ahenakew, author
*Olayuk Akesuk, politician
*David Alagalak, politician
*Jerry Alfred, musician
*Anahareo (Gertrude Bernard), author
*Jack Anawak, politician
*Anna Mae Aquash, activist
*Jeannette Armstrong, author, artist and activist
*Joanne Arnott, writer
*James Arreak, politician
*Kenojuak Ashevak, artist
*Pitseolak Ashoona, artist
*Shawn Atleo, chief
*William Aubut, drummer Breach of Trust
*Auoindaon, Wyandot chief

B

*Marty Ballentyne, singer Breach of Trust
*Levi Barnabas, politician
*James K. Bartleman, diplomat and author
*Adam Beach, actor
*Big Bear, Cree chief
*Sandra Birdsell, author
*Ethel Blondin-Andrew, politician
*Columpa Bobb, actor, playwright and poet
*Steven Bonspille, Mohawk chief
*James Bourque, activist
*Joseph Boyden, author
*Joseph Brant, Mohawk leader
*Mary Brant, Mohawk leader
*Levinia Brown, politician
*John Bruce, Métis leader
*Rod Bruinooge, politician, businessman and filmmaker
*Sharon Bruneau, bodybuilder
*T.J. Burke, politician

C

*June Callwood, journalist, author and social activist
*Douglas Cardinal, architect
*Harold Cardinal, writer and political leader
*Lorne Cardinal, actor
*Tantoo Cardinal, actor
*Kate Carmack, possible finder of the gold deposits in the Yukon
*Dawson Charlie, co-discoverer of gold in the Yukon
*Jonathan Cheechoo - ice hockey player [ [http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1:30370070/San+Jose+Sharks+select+Cree+right+winger+(Jonathan+Cheechoo).html?refid=SEO] "San Jose Sharks select Cree right winger"]
*Byron Chief-Moon, American born actor
*Michel Chrétien, son of former Prime Minister Jean Chrétien
*Matthew Coon Come, National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations
*Nellie Cournoyea, politician and activist
*Crowfoot, Blackfoot chief
*Tagak Curley, politician

D

*Demasduwit, one of the last Beothuk people
*Paul DeVillers, politician
*Donnacona, chief of Stadacona site of present day Quebec City
*Todd Ducharme, judge
*Gabriel Dumont, Métis leader
*W. Yvon Dumont, politician
*Willie Dunn, filmmaker, folk musician, playwright and politician
*Lillian Dyck, Canadian Senator

E

*Georges Erasmus, politician
*Etookashoo, guide for Frederick Cook to the North Pole
*Ron Evans, politician
*Joe Allen Evyagotailak, politician

F

*Gary Farmer (1953 - ) actor and filmmaker [http://bcc.ctc.edu/diversitycaucus/AIFF/Farmer.htm]
*Wally Firth, politician
*Jerry Fontaine, politician
*Phil Fontaine, National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations
*Rainbow Sun Francks, actor
*Don Freed, singer and songwriter

G

*James Gabriel, Grand Chief of Kanesatake, Quebec
*Richard Gauthier, musician
*Dan George, actor and Salish chief
*Dudley George, protester killed near Camp Ipperwash
*Leela Gilday, musician
*James Gladstone, Canadian Senator
*Cuthbert Grant, Métis leader
*Gary Potts, former chief of Temagami First Nation
*Graham Greene, actor
*Guujaaw, carver, musician and political activist

H

*Ann Meekitjuk Hanson, Commissioner of Nunavut
*John Harding (Sha ko hen the tha), chief of Kanesatake, Quebec
*Elijah Harper, politician
*René Highway, dancer and actor
*Tomson Highway, playwright, novelist, and children's author.

I

*Joseph Idlout, featured on the former Canadian two-dollar bill [http://www.collectionscanada.ca/settlement/kids/021013-2071.1-e.html] [http://www.bankofcanada.ca/en/banknotes/general/character/1969-79_2.html]
*Peter Irniq, former Commissioner of Nunavut
*James Isbister, Métis leader
*Peter Ittinuar, politician

J

*Honoré Jackson, a leader of the North-West Rebellion
*Tom Jackson, actor
*Carole James, leader of the New Democratic Party of British Columbia
*Edward John, political leader
*Mary John, Sr., leader of the Dakelh or Carrier people
*Pauline Johnson, writer and performer

K

*Stephen Kakfwi, premier of the Northwest Territories
*Helen Kalvak, artist
*Nancy Karetak-Lindell, politician
*Peter Kattuk, politician
*Simeonie Keenainak, musician
*Tina Keeper, activist, actress and politician
*Keish (Skookum Jim Mason), discovered gold in the Yukon
*Peter Kilabuk, politician
*Thomas King, author
*Zacharias Kunuk, director of Atanarjuat

L

*Rick Laliberte, politician
*Oscar Lathlin, politician
*George Leach, politician
*Reggie Leach, ice hockey player
*Ambroise-Dydime Lépine, Métis military leader
*Tom Longboat, distance runner
*Loma Lyns, musician

M

*Ranald MacDonald, American born Japanese/English interpreter
*Helen Maksagak, former Commissioner of Northwest Territories and Commissioner of Nunavut, current Deputy Commissioner of Nunavut
*George Manuel, former national chief of the Assembly of First Nations
*Steve Mapsalak, politician
*Maquinna, chief of the Nuu-chah-nulth
*Lee Maracle, poet and author
*Leonard Marchand, politician
*Donald Marshall, wrongly convicted of murder
*Matonabbee, Chipewyan hunter and leader
*Claude McKenzie, singer-songwriter
*Henri Membertou, Mi'kmaq leader
*Andrea Menard, actress, playwright, and jazz singer
*Billy Merasty, actor
*Gary Merasty, politician
*Ovide Mercredi, politician
*Mikak, worked to create friendly relations between native Labradoreans and European traders
*Milton Born With A Tooth, political activist
*Gilbert Monture, honorary chief of the Mohawk tribe
*Norval Morrisseau, artist
*Daniel David Moses, poet and playwright
*Ted Moses, politician

N

*Nahnebahwequa, Ojibwa spokeswoman and Christian Missionary
*Nakasuk, founder of Iqaluit, Nunavut
*Patterk Netser, politician
*Sandra Lovelace Nicholas, Canadian Senator
*Ted Nolan, ice hockey player
*Charles Nolin, political organiser who opposed the North-West Rebellion
*Nonosbawsut, leader of the Beothuk people
*John Norquay, Premier of Manitoba
*Henry Norwest, sniper, Military Medal winner
*Kaúxuma Núpika, prophetess
*Jobie Nutarak, politician

O

*Alanis Obomsawin, filmmaker
*Paul Okalik, premier of Nunavut
*Bernard Ominayak, elected leader of the Lubicon Lake Indian Nation
*Joseph Onasakenrat, Mohawk chief of Kanesatake, Quebec
*Jessie Oonark, artist
*Oronhyatekha, first Aboriginal medical doctor
*Helen Betty Osborne, Manitoba woman, kidnapped and murdered

P

*Francis Pegahmagabow, sniper, Military Medal winner
*Buckley Petawabano, actor and communications consultant
*Piapot, leader, diplomat, warrior, horse thief, and spiritualist
*Pitikwahanapiwiyin (Poundmaker}, Cree chief
*Chief Pontiac, Ottawa war leader
*Jerry Potts, guide and interpreter
*Gaylord Powless, lacrosse player
*Ross Powless, lacrosse player
*Tommy Prince, war hero

R

*Bill Reid, jeweler, sculptor and artist
*Sandrine Renard, newscaster on the Naked News
*Louis Riel, Métis leader
*Louis Riel Sr., Métis leader
*Robbie Robertson, songwriter and guitarist
*Carla Robinson, television journalist
*Eden Robinson, writer
*Eric Robinson, politician
*Denis Rocan, politician
*Suzanne Rochon-Burnett, business woman
*Ian Ross, playwright
*James Ross, lawyer
*Todd Russell, politician

*Buffy Sainte-Marie, musician
*Guillaume Sayer, fur trader
*Eric Schweig, actor and carver
*James Sewid, former Chief councillor of the Kwakwaka'wakw
*Shanawdithit, believed to have been the last surviving member of the Beothuk people
*John Shiwak, sniper
*Jay Silverheels, actor best known for playing Tonto
*David Simailak, politician
*Sheldon Souray, ice hockey player
*Gerry St. Germain, politician
*Kinnie Starr, singer-songwriter
*Ralph Steinhauer, Lieutenant Governor of Alberta.
*Brent Stutsky, bassist Breach of Trust
*Thomas Suluk, politician
*Cree Summer, voice actress

T

*Tanya Tagaq Gillis, singer & artist
*Louis Tapardjuk, politician
*Drew Hayden Taylor, playwright and journalist
*Bl. Kateri Tekakwitha, first Indigenous person considered for Sainthood by the Roman Catholic Church
*Irene Avaalaaqiaq Tiktaalaaq, artist
*Simon Tookoome, artist
*Hunter Tootoo, politician
*Jordin Tootoo, ice hockey player
*Gordon Tootoosis, actor
*Bryan Trottier, ice hockey player
*Shania Twain, singer-songwriter
*Walter Patrick Twinn, Canadian Senator

U

*Abraham Ulrikab, zoo exhibit in Hamburg, Germany

V

*Roy Henry Vickers, artist
*Florent Vollant, singer-songwriter

W

*Barbara Wardlaw, interim leader First Peoples National Party of Canada
*Charlie Watt, Canadian Senator
*Sheila Watt-Cloutier, Inuk activist
*Myron Wolf Child, youth activist, public speaker and politician

Z

*Dean Zabolotney, guitarist Breach of Trust

References


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • List of First Nations peoples — The following is a list of First Nations peoples organized by Indigenous geographic area. This list does not include Metis or Canadian Inuit groups. The areas used here are in accordance to those used by the Canadian Museum of Civilization [cite… …   Wikipedia

  • List of Amherst College people — This is a list of some notable people affiliated with Amherst College.Notable alumniCollege founders and presidents*Edward Jones 1826, Principal of forerunner of Fourah Bay College (the predecessor of the University of Sierra Leone) (Africa)… …   Wikipedia

  • List of Harvard University people — The list of Harvard University people includes notable graduates, professors and administrators affiliated with Harvard University. For a list of notable non graduates of Harvard, see notable non graduate alumni of Harvard. For a list of Harvard… …   Wikipedia

  • List of Williams College people — Infobox University name = Williams College motto = E liberalitate E. Williams, armigeri established = 1793 type = Private president= Morton Schapiro city = Williamstown state = MA country = USA campus = Rural undergrad = 1,945 postgrad = 59 staff …   Wikipedia

  • List of Haverford College people — This List of Haverford College people includes alumni and faculty of Haverford College. Haverford is a smaller college and has a smaller alumni population than its peers. Because expansion occurred in the 1980s, most of Haverford s alumni are… …   Wikipedia

  • List of Auburn, Alabama people — The following is a list of notable Auburnites, people who have lived or are currently living in Auburn, Alabama. Many on the list lived in the city while students at Auburn University. Contents 1 Academics 2 Art and literature 3 Astronautics …   Wikipedia

  • List of Columbia University people — This is a partially sorted list of notable persons who have had ties to Columbia University.Nobel laureatesAs of October 2006, 76 Nobel laureates are associated with Columbia University. 39 Nobel laureates are the alumni of Columbia University.… …   Wikipedia

  • List of Yale University people — Yalies are persons affiliated with Yale University, commonly including alumni, current and former faculty members, students, and others. Here follows a list of notable Yalies. Dynamic listNotes: * LL.B. (Legum Baccalaureum) is a graduate degree… …   Wikipedia

  • List of Brown University people — The following is a partial list of notable Brown University people, known as Brunonians. It includes alumni, professors, and others associated with Brown University. Notable alumni Note: Class of is used to denote the graduation class of… …   Wikipedia

  • List of Cornell University people — Cornellians are persons affiliated with Cornell University, commonly including alumni, current and former faculty members, students, and others. Here follows a list of notable Cornellians.40 Nobel laureates have been affiliated with Cornell as… …   Wikipedia