Raison d’être, mandate and role: who we are and what we do

Raison d’être

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) supports Indigenous peoples (First Nations, Inuit and Métis) and Northerners in their efforts to:

The Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs is responsible for this organization.

Note: Until the establishing legislation is amended, the legal name of the department for Appropriation Acts remains Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development.

Mandate and role

Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Mandate Letter (October 4, 2017).

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