Environment and natural resources for Indigenous peoples
Learn how to protect the environment, ensure safe drinking water, clean up contaminated sites, and sustainably develop resources.
Services and information
Find out about programs and activities designed to protect the environment on First Nations lands.
Learn about programs designed to help Indigenous and northern communities adapt to the effects of a changing climate.
Learn about programs that aim to ensure safe drinking water and the effective treatment of wastewater in First Nations communities.
Find out about the assessment and remediation of contaminated sites on reserve lands and other lands under the responsibility of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada.
Learn about the environmental review process for lower-risk projects developed on reserve lands.
Find out how Indigenous communities are getting the most out of their economic development potential by investing in community readiness, entrepreneurs and businesses, land management and strategic partnerships.
Apply for funding to increase your community's land management responsibilities.
Learn about the management of oil and gas resources on First Nations lands.
Learn more about climate change, natural resources, environmental protection and fishing/hunting in the North.
Learn about the development and management of mineral resources on First Nations lands.
Learn about mining and exploration partnerships between Aboriginal communities, the mining industry, provinces/territories and the Government of Canada.
Find information about programs supporting Aboriginal fisheries in Canada. Apply for commercial fishing and conservation activity funding.
Information to help Aboriginal communities and entrepreneurs develop aquaculture business development plans.
Find out about a new approach to foster enhanced Aboriginal participation in Canada's forest sector.
Get a better understanding of how the Government of Canada consults with Indigenous groups during a federal environmental assessment.
Explore a map on the agreements between Indigenous groups and mining companies.