Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada

Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (CIRNAC) continues to renew the nation-to-nation, Inuit-Crown, government-to-government relationship between Canada and First Nations, Inuit and Métis; modernize Government of Canada structures to enable Indigenous peoples to build capacity and support their vision of self-determination; and lead the Government of Canada's work in the North.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Indigenous communities

Support for Indigenous communities and specific health resources for Indigenous communities responding to the pandemic.

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Corporate information

Minister

The Honourable
Carolyn Bennett

Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations

Minister

The Honourable
Dan Vandal

Minister of Northern Affairs

Parliamentary Secretary

Gary Anandasangaree 

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations  

Parliamentary Secretary

Yvonne Jones

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Northern Affairs 

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Principles respecting the relationship with Indigenous peoples

In July 2017, 10 new principles were announced that will guide the work required to fulfill the government's commitment to renewed relationships with First Nations, Inuit and Métis.

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