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
Community support funding, the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement, Indian day schools and healing and commemoration.
Historic and modern treaties in Canada, ongoing negotiations, specific claims, self-government and new ways of working together.
Advancing reconciliation and renewing the relationship with Indigenous peoples, based on recognition of rights, respect, cooperation and partnership.
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.
Canada's Arctic and Northern Policy, devolution in Nunavut, Nutrition North Canada, environment and climate change adaptation programs and natural resource development.
Programs, services, initiatives for Indigenous and northern communities and organizations.
Working with provinces, territories, Indigenous organizations and communities across the country to implement a national action plan.
Short and long-term climate change adaptation programs and energy-related issues.
Participate in ongoing engagements, learn what was heard in recently-held engagements and find out about the duty to consult.
Government of Canada programs and services for First Nations, Inuit and Métis. Learn more about Indigenous peoples and communities.
More: CIRNAC news
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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