Aboriginal and Treaty Rights Information System

The Aboriginal and Treaty Rights Information System (ATRIS) is a web-based, geographic information system that locates Indigenous communities and displays information relating to their potential or established Aboriginal or treaty rights.

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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 Indigenous 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 Indigenous communities, court decisions or other means.

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

ATRIS training via webinar

Crown-Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (CIRNAC) 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:

2019 English sessions (on Tuesdays at 1 pm, Eastern time):

  • June 25
  • July 30
  • August 27
  • September 24
  • October 29
  • November 26

2019 French sessions (on Wednesdays at 10:30 am, Eastern time):

  • June 26
  • July 31
  • August 28
  • September 25
  • October 30
  • November 27

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 1-877-413-4781 to hear the instructor's voice during the conference.
  4. Select ‘1' for English or ‘2' for French.
  5. Enter the 7-digit conference pass code ‘3262657' followed by ‘#'.

To contact ATRIS : aadnc.sidait-atris.aandc@canada.ca.

Consultation and Information Service

The Consultation and Information Service (CIS) at CIRNAC 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 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 aadnc.cau-uca.aandc@canada.ca with the following information:

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