Aboriginal and Treaty Rights Information System

The Aboriginal and Treaty Rights Information System (ATRIS) is a web-based, geographic information system that locates Indigenous nations, groups, communities, and organizations and displays information pertaining to their potential or established Aboriginal or treaty rights.

Update: Without VPN access, the link to the internal version of ATRIS is temporarily unavailable. The public link remains functional.

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About ATRIS

ATRIS provides access to documents and maps that are used to help governments, industrial entities, and others determine their consultation obligations and conduct their consultation research. ATRIS links reports with related geographic shapes on an interactive map, allowing users to locate Indigenous nations, groups, communities, and organizations in order to become familiar with their established or asserted rights.

ATRIS contains information on the following:

ATRIS is updated regularly to include new information contingent upon consultations with Indigenous communities, court decisions, and other updates.

ATRIS is part of the Government of Canada's Open Government initiative.

ATRIS training via webinar

Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada (CIRNAC) holds free online webinars that provide an overview of ATRIS and its main functions. During these webinars, participants learn about how information is organized in ATRIS and how to conduct their own consultation research.

Training is provided in both official languages and offered on these dates:

English Sessions (Wednesdays at 1 pm to 2 pm, Eastern time):

  • December 7, 2022
  • December 14, 2022
  • December 21, 2022
  • January 11, 2023
  • January 18, 2023
  • January 25, 2023
  • February 8, 2023
  • February 15, 2023
  • February 22, 2023
  • March 8, 2023
  • March 15, 2023
  • March 29, 2023
  • April 5, 2023
  • April 12, 2023
  • April 19, 2023
  • May 10, 2023
  • May 17, 2023
  • May 24, 2023

French sessions (on Wednesdays at 2:15 pm to 3:15 pm, Eastern time):

  • December 7, 2022
  • December 14, 2022
  • December 21, 2022
  • January 11, 2023
  • January 18, 2023
  • January 25, 2023
  • February 8, 2023
  • February 15, 2023
  • February 22, 2023
  • March 8, 2023
  • March 15, 2023
  • March 29, 2023
  • April 5, 2023
  • April 12, 2023
  • April 19, 2023
  • May 10, 2023
  • May 17, 2023
  • May 24, 2023

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 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 or treaty rights. CIS is also responsible for the maintenance of ATRIS.

How to request information

Send an email to indigenous.consultations.autochtones@canada.ca with the following information:

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