Textual records: This finding aid is a verified typed and handwritten paper file list from DIAND divided into Maniwaki Agency (Boxes 1-8); Restigouche Agency (Boxes 9-13); Sept-Iles District Office (Boxes 14-19); and Fort Smith Agency (Boxes 20-24). The finding aid provides file numbers and file parts, subject descriptions, and outside dates. Files listed on the file list but not received by the National Archives have been blacked out accordingly. This finding aid has been severed. 10-381 66 (Paper)
Accession consists of Field Office Records for the Maniwaki Agency, Restigouche Agency, Sept-Iles District Office, and Fort Smith Agency. Records of the Maniwaki Agency are general operational records; records of the Restigouche Agency are central registry files and band council minutes; records of the Sept-Iles District Office are central registry files and school files; and records of the Fort Smith Agency are central registry files. With the exception of Maniwaki Agency's general operational records, all other records are files classified according to the modified duplex numeric system. Records of the Maniwaki Agency include Timber Permits; Dues Reports; Timber Licences; Truck Scale Slips of Logs; "Feuilles de Mesurage"; Land Lease and Sales Records; Miscellaneous Agency Correspondence; Sundry Department Letters; and other Sundry Records. Files of the Restigouche Agency concern Band Management (Membership; Adoption; Minutes of Council; Complaints and Petitions); Administration Buildings (General; Administration Owned Buildings); Medical Buildings and Installations (General; Nursing Station); School Buildings (General; Staff Residence); Miscellaneous Buildings and Projects (Council or Community Hall; Woodworking Factory); Engineering Services (Water Supply System); Engineering Services (Flood and Water Control; Electric Power Services; Roads); Natural Resources (Timber); and Indian Education (General). Files of the Sept-Iles District Office concern Band Management (Membership; Adoption; Minutes of Council; Complaints and Petitions); Medical Buildings and Installations (Nurses' Quarters; Doctors' Quarters); School Buildings (General; Staff Residence; Survey, School Buildings Requirements); Miscellaneous Buildings and Projects (Council or Community Hall; Sawmill Projects); Engineering Services (Water Supply System; Flood and Water Control; Irrigation; Roads; Wharves); Farming (Land Clearing; Fencing); Law Enforcement (Game and Fisheries Laws; Taxation of Indians); Natural Resources (Mining; Oil and Gas; Timber); and Indian Education (General; Educational Assistance; Joint Schools). Files of the Fort Smith Agency concern Organization and Administration (Administration Establishment; Methods and Procedures; Indian Treaties); Band Management (Adoption; Minutes of Council; Complaints and Petitions; Claims and Disputes); Finance (General); Economic Development (Research and Surveys); Economic Development (Indian Economic Development Fund Loans and/or Guaranteed Loans); Natural Resources (Fishing; Hunting; Oil and Gas, Timber); Surveys and Reserves (General; Various Settlements); Individual Land Holdings (General); Miscellaneous Land Matters (General; Maps and Plans; Agency Land); and Individual Case Files (Estates).
These records were transferred directly from the Ottawa Federal Records Centre to the National Archives. However, it appears that these disparate field office records were artificially brought together by DIAND for the convenience of storage at the OFRC. The four agencies themselves were never administratively linked in a way that would justify the amalgamation of their records on the basis of provenance.