Margaret V. Ray Fonds

Series 3: records related to first nations in Canada


Records related to First Nations in Canada

Dates of Creation



12 cm of textual records

Scope and Content

Series consists of reports, photographs, drawings, and other material regarding First Nations people, primarily the Okanagan.  Records relate to education and residential schools, culture and arts and crafts.


Finding Aids

Photographs are described in the photograph database.

Associated Material

For more information about the history of residential schools in Canada, Library and Archives Canada has many resources available to assist with research.  The United Church of Canada Archives also has a website and portal dedicated to the records of the residential school system.

The Oliver and District Heritage Society holds the records of Isabel Christie McNaughton.


  • Indigenous Children--Canada
  • Okanagan art
  • Okanagan Indians
  • Schools--Boarding Schools--Off Reservation Boarding Schools

Box/File List

Acc. No. Box File Title Date
1987.022V 1 2 Records relating to First Nations in Canada [primarily Okanagan] 1923–1946
1 3 Records relating to First Nations in Canada [primarily Okanagan] 1942–1945
1 4 Okanagan Society for the Revival of Indian Arts and Crafts 1942–1946
1 5 A thesis on the education of the Indian in Canada n.d.
1990.118V 1 7 Correspondence with Indian Arts & Crafts organizations in B.C. 1945
1 8 Stories by Okanagan Indians by Isabel Christie McNaughton n.d.
1 9 Drawings of the Nativity by Okanagan children [194?]
1 10 Copies of pictographs in the Okanagan districts [194?]
1 11 Pictograph designs from Okanagan district [194?]