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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About ATRIS

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 (Wednesdays at 1 pm, Eastern time):

  • June 16, 2021
  • June 30, 2021
  • Aug 4, 2021
  • Aug 18, 2021
  • Aug 25, 2021
  • Sept 8, 2021
  • Sept 22, 2021
  • Sept 29, 2021
  • Oct 6, 2021
  • Oct 20, 2021
  • Oct 27, 2021
  • Nov 3, 2021
  • Nov 17, 2021
  • Nov 24, 2021
  • Dec 1, 2021
  • Dec 8, 2021
  • Dec 15, 2021

French sessions (on Wednesdays at 2:15 pm, Eastern time):

  • June 16, 2021
  • June 30, 2021
  • Aug 4, 2021
  • Aug 18, 2021
  • Aug 25, 2021
  • Sept 8, 2021
  • Sept 22, 2021
  • Sept 29, 2021
  • Oct 6, 2021
  • Oct 20, 2021
  • Oct 27, 2021
  • Nov 3, 2021
  • Nov 17, 2021
  • Nov 24, 2021
  • Dec 1, 2021
  • Dec 8, 2021
  • Dec 15, 2021

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

ATRIS webinar instructions

  1. Go to WebEx and enter the following room number 1730388862
  2. Enter your first and last name and your email address and then select 'Join Meeting' to access the webinar
  3. Select the option "use computer audio" to hear the instructors during the webinar

Should you or your team benefit from a tailored training session, contact the ATRIS team at: indigenous.consultations.autochtones@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 indigenous.consultations.autochtones@canada.ca with the following information:

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