Laws and regulations


This website will change as a result of the dissolution of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, the creation of Indigenous Services Canada and the eventual creation of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada. During this transformation, you may also wish to consult the updated Indigenous and Northern Affairs home page.

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) administers many pieces of legislation, either in whole or in part. INAC also develops and enforces regulations under authority delegated by the legislation that directly impact First Nations, Inuit, Métis and Northerners.

As a department, INAC is responsible for the following:

All of the government's acts and regulations can be found on the Justice Laws Website.

To learn about upcoming or ongoing consultations on proposed federal regulations, visit the Canada Gazette and Consulting With Canadians.

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