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.


On July 15, 2019, legislation dissolving Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada and formally establishing the mandates of 2 new departments, Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs (CIRNAC) and Indigenous Services Canada (ISC), came into effect. CIRNAC and ISC will continue to work seamlessly together to ensure there are no interruptions to inquiries, delivery of services or relationships with partners. Contact names and numbers remain the same. The 2 websites will be updated accordingly in the next few months.

To register as a Status Indian, get or renew your status card, please visit Indian Status.

What we are doing

Corporate information


The Honourable
Carolyn Bennett

Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations


The Honourable
Daniel Vandal

Minister of Northern Affairs


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