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.
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:
- Aboriginal communities and organizations, including:
- contact information for Chiefs and band offices
- tribal council affiliations
- some Métis organizations (local, provincial or territorial and national)
- Inuit communities and governments
- other relevant information on Aboriginal groups, communities and organizations
- treaties and agreements, including:
- historic and modern treaties
- self-government agreements
- other agreements, such as consultation protocols
- claims and negotiations, including publically available information on:
- court cases and decisions, including:
- litigation between Aboriginal groups and the Crown relating to Section 35 Aboriginal and treaty rights
- litigation between Aboriginal groups and the Crown relating to consultation matters
- key court decisions related to the legal duty to consult
- consultation related information, including:
- historical context
- community perspectives
- reports, studies, correspondence or agreements
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 December 19, 2017 – French Session: 11:00 a.m. (EST)
Tuesday December 19, 2017 – English Session: 1:00 p.m. (EST)
Tuesday January 30, 2018 – French Session: 11:00 a.m. (EST)
Tuesday January 30, 2018 – English Session: 1:00 p.m. (EST)
Tuesday February 27, 2018 – French Session: 11:00 a.m. (EST)
Tuesday February 27, 2018 – English Session: 1:00 p.m. (EST)
Tuesday March 27, 2018 – French Session: 11:00 a.m. (EST)
Tuesday March27, 2018 – English Session: 1:00 p.m. (EST)
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To participate in a training session, you need telephone and internet access. No need to register. Just follow the instructions below.
ATRIS webinar instructions
- Go to Adobe Connect (you may need to download the latest version of Adobe Flash Player).
- Select ‘Enter as a Guest' and enter your first and last name, then select ‘Enter' to access the webinar.
- Call 1-877-413-4781 to hear the instructor's voice during the conference.
- Select ‘1' for English or ‘2' for French.
- Enter the 7-digit conference pass code ‘3262657' followed by ‘#'.
To contact ATRIS, email email@example.com.
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:
- Aboriginal groups contacts
- historic and modern treaties and their provisions
- established and potential Aboriginal and treaty rights
- other relevant agreements
- comprehensive and specific claims
- litigation and other rights assertions known to INAC
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
- a description of your project
- geographic information about your project, such as the location or area affected
- a clear description of the information you need
- an indication of the urgency of the request
- Date modified: