AANDC is one of the federal government departments responsible for meeting the Government of Canada's obligations and commitments to First Nations, Inuit and Métis and for fulfilling the federal government's constitutional responsibilities in the North. Many of these responsibilities are defined by the more than 50 laws and regulations that AANDC administers. The Department's programs, services, policies and legislative initiatives help fulfill its responsibilities.
This report of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples concerns government policy with respect to the original historical nations of this country. From Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada.
MSGC is the political and administrative body for the collective interests of the eight Metis Settlements. The MSGC may enact laws (General Council policies) that are binding on the General Council and every Settlement. These laws (General Council policies) are equal in status to other Alberta provincial laws.
References mainly federal information as laws regarding Aboriginals and Aboriginal lands are legislated by the federal government under the constitution. Treaties provide the historical background and framework.
Indigenous Studies are interdisciplinary in character. Libraries and Cultural Resources have a variety of material to support research in this area - books, journal articles, video, microforms, art, and artifacts.
The Inuit Circumpolar Council (ІСС) is an international Indigenous Peoples' Organization representing approximately 160,000 Inuit living in the Arctic regions of Alaska, Canada, Greenland and Chukotka, Russia.
The UNPFII is an advisory body to the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), with a mandate to discuss indigenous issues related to economic and social development, culture, the environment, education, health and human rights.