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.

Services and information

About Aboriginal peoples and cultures

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

Aboriginal commemorative and awareness days

Discover the days, weeks and months that are celebrated in Canada and around the world to honour 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

Learn about the Urban Aboriginal Strategy and programs to increase the participation of Indigenous peoples in the economy.

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 Aboriginal languages and cultures.

Aboriginal arts grants

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

Conservation services for Indigenous artifacts

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

Workshop on care of artifacts

Learn how to care for collections in Aboriginal 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 documents, such as the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's report and the Report of the Royal Commission of Aboriginal Peoples.

Features

Help Line

First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line: Call if you are experiencing emotional distress and want to talk

Project Naming

Every picture tells a story. Share your knowledge!

Reconciliation

New steps on the journey of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples

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