Indigenous peoples and cultures
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There are more than 600 First Nations communities in Canada, which represent more than 50 Nations and 50 Indigenous languages.
Learn about Canada’s Inuit living in Nunatsiavut (Labrador); Nunavik (Quebec); Nunavut; and the Inuvialuit Settlement Region of the Northwest Territories – an area covering one-third of Canada's land mass – as well as Inuit living in urban centres.
Find out more about Métis communities in Canada.
Learn how the Government of Canada is building a renewed relationship with Indigenous peoples, based on recognition of rights, respect, cooperation and partnership.
Learn more about Indigenous languages as well as the tools and programs in place to help support the reclamation, revitalization, maintaining and strengthening of Indigenous languages in Canada.
Learn more about Indigenous arts in Canada and the Aboriginal Art Centre, responsible for the development and preservation of more than 4,000 works of art.
Learn about the history of Indigenous peoples in Canada, Indigenous contributions to the War of 1812, Reconciliation, the First Canadian Arctic Expedition and more.
Indigenous commemorative and awareness days
Discover the days, weeks and months that are celebrated in our country and around the world to commemorate and promote Aboriginal and Indigenous peoples.
Indigenous success stories
Learn about community-driven efforts to improve the lives of Indigenous and northern peoples and communities.
Learn more about funding programs designed to celebrate and strengthen the cultural distinctiveness of Indigenous peoples as an integral part of Canadian society.
Indigenous educational materials
Visit Kids’ Stop -- a fun zone for kids loaded with information about Indigenous history, culture and languages, games and stories and classroom resources for teachers.
Photo identification (Project Naming)
Share your knowledge! First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities are invited to enrich Canada’s historical records by engaging in the identification of photographs held at our National Archives.
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