Aboriginal and Treaty Rights Information System (ATRIS)

ATRIS is a web-based, geographic information system that locates Aboriginal communities and display information relating to their potential or established Aboriginal or treaty rights.

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About the Aboriginal and Treaty Rights Information System

The Aboriginal and Treaty Rights Information System (ATRIS) provides access to documents and maps that are used to help governments, industry and others determine their consultation obligations and in carrying out their consultation research. ATRIS links reports with related geographic shapes on an interactive map, allowing users to locate Aboriginal groups and become familiar with each group's established or asserted rights.

ATRIS contains information on:

ATRIS is regularly updated to include new information as a result of consultations with Aboriginal communities, court decisions or other means.

ATRIS is part of the Government of Canada's Open Government initiative.

ATRIS training via webinar

INAC holds free online webinars that provide an overview of ATRIS and its main functions. During these webinars, participants learn how information is organized in ATRIS and how to do and save a search.

Training is provided in both official languages and offered on these dates:

Tuesday April 25, 2017 – French Session: 11:00 a.m. (EST)
Tuesday April 25, 2017 – English Session: 1:00 p.m. (EST)

Tuesday May 30, 2017 – French Session: 11:00 a.m. (EST)
Tuesday May 30, 2017 – English Session: 1:00 p.m. (EST)

Tuesday June 27, 2017 – French Session: 11:00 a.m. (EST)
Tuesday June 27, 2017 – English Session: 1:00 p.m. (EST)

Tuesday July 25, 2017 – French Session: 11:00 a.m. (EST)
Tuesday July 25, 2017 – English Session: 1:00 p.m. (EST)

Tuesday August 29, 2017 – French Session: 11:00 a.m. (EST)
Tuesday August 29, 2017 – English Session: 1:00 p.m. (EST)

Tuesday September 26, 2017 – French Session: 11:00 a.m. (EST)
Tuesday September 26, 2017 – English Session: 1:00 p.m. (EST)

If you do not have the latest version of Adobe Flash Player this may affect the performance of your webinar. You can download the latest version of Adobe Flash Player.

To participate in a training session, you need telephone and internet access. No need to register. Just follow the instructions below.

ATRIS webinar instructions

  1. Go to Adobe Connect (you may need to download the latest version of Adobe Flash Player).
  2. Select ‘Enter as a Guest' and enter your first and last name, then select ‘Enter' to access the webinar.
  3. Call 1-866-885-0884 to hear the instructor's voice during the conference.
  4. Select ‘1' for French or ‘2' for English then select ‘1' to participate in the audio conference.
  5. Enter the 4-digit conference pass code ‘4326' followed by ‘#'.

To contact ATRIS, email ATRIS-SIDAIT@aadnc-aandc.gc.ca.

Consultation and Information Service (CIS)

The Consultation and Information Service (CIS) at Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) is a single window for providing information to federal officials and other interested parties on the location and nature of established and potential Aboriginal and Treaty rights. CIS is also responsible for maintaining the Aboriginal and Treaty Rights Information System (ATRIS).

CIS provides information about:

Regional subject experts are available to assist federal employees and other stakeholders who require additional information or have questions about ATRIS content.

How to request information

Send an email to cau-uca@aadnc-aandc.gc.ca with the following information:

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