In August 2017, the Prime Minister announced the dissolution of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) and the creation of two new departments: Indigenous Services Canada and Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada. This transformation will take time and includes engagement with Indigenous peoples and others. This page will be updated as a result of structural changes to the departments. Until then if you cannot find what you are searching for from this webpage, please visit the former INAC website.
The country of Canada already housed many indigenous nations when immigrants, mostly from Europe, arrived en masse. Generally indigenous peoples did not have a written language when the immigrants arrived & many treaties were agreed. This absence of written indigenous text has, in my opinion, been the cause of many misunderstandings.
I intend to add as I learn in this subject & put the date of the latest revision at the head. Meanwhile I am making a serious attempt to become better acquainted with the growing indigenous population, learning as I go. At the outset I seek to learn from Canadian Citizen indigenous persons to which end I am in preliminary touch with the Indspire group. I am also seeking some active person in an indigenous nation to work with.