About Indigenous peoples and communities

Find out about Canada's First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples and communities, and their arts, cultures and histories. Indigenous peoples are also known as Aboriginal peoples in Canada.

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About Indigenous peoples and cultures

Learn about the 3 groups of Indigenous peoples recognized in the Canadian constitution: First Nations, Inuit and Métis.

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 history

Learn about the history of Indigenous peoples in Canada and their contributions to the War of 1812, reconciliation and more.

Urban Indigenous peoples

Funding for organizations and projects that support urban Indigenous peoples.

Map of First Nations communities

Use this tool to locate First Nations communities in Canada as well as general information on each First Nation.

Map of Inuit communities

Discover Inuit communities in four regions: Inuvialuit (NWT and Yukon), Nunavut, Nunavik (Northern Quebec) and Nunatsiavut (Labrador).

International Indigenous human rights

Find out about the role of Canada's Indigenous peoples on the world stage.

Cultural funding programs

Explore a range of funding programs and grants to support Indigenous languages and cultures.

Indigenous arts grants

Apply for Canada Council for the Arts grants for Indigenous artists and art administrators.

Conservation services for Indigenous artifacts

Learn about the Canadian Conservation Institute's professional services for Indigenous cultural centres and collections.

Workshop on care of artifacts in Indigenous cultural centers

Learn how to care for collections in Indigenous cultural centres.

Training program in museum practices

Broaden your knowledge and skills in various aspects of museum work through practical experience.

Participation of Indigenous peoples in national parks

Learn about Parks Canada's efforts to encourage participation of Indigenous peoples in Canada's natural and cultural heritage places.

Key documents

Consult the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's report, the Report of the Royal Commission of Aboriginal Peoples and more.


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