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.

Services and information

Indian Residential Schools

Community support funding, the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement, Indian day schools and healing and commemoration.


Treaties, agreements and fiscal management.


Advancing reconciliation and renewing the relationship with Indigenous peoples, based on recognition of rights, respect, cooperation and partnership.

Indigenous peoples and communities

Canada's 3 distinct Indigenous peoples (First Nations, Inuit and Métis). Learning and historical resources such as Kids' Stop, First Nations in Canada and treaty texts.

Northern affairs

Canada's Arctic and Northern Policy, devolution in Nunavut, Nutrition North Canada, environment and climate change adaptation programs and natural resource development.

Funding programs

Programs, services, initiatives for Indigenous and northern communities and organizations.

MMIWG and 2SGLTBQQIA+ national action plan

Working with provinces, territories, Indigenous organizations and communities across the country to implement a national action plan.

Climate change in Indigenous and Northern communities

Short and long-term climate change adaptation programs and energy-related issues.

Consultation, engagement and the duty to consult

Participate in ongoing engagements, learn what was heard in recently-held engagements and find out about the duty to consult.

More programs for Indigenous peoples

Government of Canada programs and services for First Nations, Inuit and Métis. Learn more about Indigenous peoples and communities.



The Honourable Marc Miller
Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations

The Honourable Dan Vandal
Minister of Northern Affairs, Minister responsible for Prairies Economic Development Canada and Minister responsible for the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency

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Reconciliation Journey

Building a renewed relationship with Indigenous Peoples based on the recognition of rights, respect and partnership.

Census of Population

In 2021, 1.8 million Indigenous peoples were enumerated during the census. Discover census data on First Nations, Inuit and Métis in Canada.

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