I was going through the 1911 Census of Canada, looking for my Mom and Dad’s family.  Sure enough, I was able to locate them in the Enumeration of the Nipissing District.

While, this made me pretty excited to find my family in the census, I was saddened to see that although each respondent identified as Indian or Ojibway, the census worker took it upon himself/herself to stroked these responses out and wrote “Canadian”.

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My grandfather Andrew Goulais (whom I never met) is eighth from the top.