Benefits and rights for Indigenous peoples

Find out about certain rights and benefits guaranteed to Aboriginal peoples in Canada.

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Benefits and rights

Find out about Aboriginal rights and benefits outlined in treaties signed with the Crown, as well as other legislation.

Indian status

Apply for Indian status and status cards. Learn more about the Indian Register and band membership.

Non-insured Health Benefits for First Nations and Inuit

Learn about the program and how to access it. Search for health-related resources, contacts and the Drug Benefit List.

Aboriginal voters

Find out how to exercise your right to vote.

Tax exemptions for Status Indians

Learn about tax benefits, rules and exemptions that apply under the Indian Act.

Matrimonial Real Property on Reserves

Find out how home ownership on-reserve is regulated when shared by two people during a marriage or common-law partnership.

Applying for a firearms licence

Find out more about the adapted regulations for Indigenous peoples who practice traditional hunting.

International Indigenous human rights

Find out about the role of Canada's Indigenous peoples on the world stage.

Indigenous peoples and human rights in Canada

Learn about the relationship between Indigenous peoples and the Canadian Human Rights Act.

United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Learn about Canada's endorsement and commitment to implement this declaration.


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!


New steps on the journey of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples

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