Advancing self-determination and prosperity

The Government of Canada is working with Indigenous peoples to build and maintain relationships based on respect, partnership and recognition of rights.

Perspective and experiences

Why is Self-Government important? – Métis Nation of Ontario

Why is self-government important to Indigenous Peoples? Listen to a Métis perspective.

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Our progress together

UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act

The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act is the government's roadmap to implement lasting reconciliation, healing and cooperative relations.

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Treaties, agreements and negotiations

We are working with Indigenous partners to renew relationships based on the recognition of rights, respect, co-operation and partnership.

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Indigenous languages

We help provide tools, programs and resources that support the reclamation, revitalization, maintaining and strengthening of Indigenous languages in Canada.

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Economic reconciliation

We work with Indigenous partners to provide programs and services that support Indigenous businesses, develop land on reserve and assist in land management strategies.

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We support First Nations elementary and secondary education, and distinctions-based strategies for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Nation post-secondary students.

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