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:

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

  • January 28
  • February 24
  • March 24
  • April 28
  • May 26
  • June 23
  • July 28
  • August 25

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

  • January 29
  • February 25
  • March 25
  • April 29
  • May 27
  • June 24
  • July 29
  • August 26

To participate in a training session, you need telephone and internet access. No need to register. Just follow the instructions below.

2020 ATRIS webinar instructions

  1. Go to WebEx and enter the following room number 559 450 523
  2. Enter your first and last name and your email address and then select 'Join Meeting 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 '9305843’

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

Consultation and Information Service

The Consultation and Information Service (CIS) at Crown-Indigenous and Northern Relations Canada (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 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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