First Nations, Inuit and Métis

Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (CIRNAC) is responsible for supporting the unique relationship between the Crown and Aboriginal Peoples. CIRNAC supports First Nations, Inuit and Métis organizations as they move towards self-government, and ensures timely and efficient delivery of the Government of Canada's fiduciary and statutory obligations.

What is CIRNAC doing to assist Aboriginal people in the Northwest Territories?

CIRNAC NWT Region offers support and advice to Aboriginal people regarding land and resource management, environmental protection, economic development, and band governance and administration.   

What information is Available?

In this section you will find information on CIRNAC programs and services for First Nations and Inuit regarding Lands and Trust, Land and Environment and Field Services. Some of these services include:

  • Assisting people who wish to apply for status Indian reinstatement under Bill C-31
  • Offering support and advice regarding land management/administration
  • Transferring money to First Nations and Tribal Councils for the delivery of programs and services in their communities
  • Helping to create the necessary conditions and environment for communities to seize and sustain socio-economic opportunities

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