National Aboriginal Resources
(The information in this section is current as of September 20, 2014)
This page contains links to Aboriginal organizations across Canada. Please contact Lyndon George at 289-680-4544 if you would like to add your organization to this list.
The National Association of Friendship Centres aims to improve the quality of life for Aboriginal peoples in urban environments by supporting self-determined activities which encourage equal access to, and participation in, Canadian Society; and which respect and strengthen the increasing emphasis on Aboriginal cultural distinctiveness.
The Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC) has the collective goal to enhance, promote, and foster the social, economic, cultural and political well-being of First Nations and Métis women within First Nation, Métis and Canadian societies. NWAC’s mandate is to achieve equality for all Aboriginal women in Canada and to end discrimination against Indigenous women.
This website provides news and information about First Nation issues across Canada. The website also provides online resources and hosts a large online community.
Kitigan is a one-of-a-kind online Aboriginal art business that sells authentic, high quality, Aboriginal handmade goods.
The Department of Aboriginal Affaires and Northern Development is the Canada-wide government body that provides services for First Nations.
The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) was formed in 1988 to act as an advocate on issues that commonly affected all of the First Nations of Manitoba. AMC’s primary focus is political but will also fill in gaps that cannot be bridged by regional services.
The Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations represents 74 First Nations in Saskatchewan. The Federation is committed to honouring the Spirit and Intent of the Treaties as well as the promotion, protection and implementation of Treaties that were made with the First Nations more than a century ago.
Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta represents 24 First Nation communities in Alberta.
Treaty 7 Management Corporation provides “advisory” and “advocacy” services to all seven (7) Nations that compose Treaty 7.
The British Columbia Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN) is a Political Territorial Organization that represents the 203 First Nations in British Columbia. The BCAFN is a regional arm of the National Assembly of First Nations (AFN). The Regional Chief represents the regional concerns of the BCAFN to ensure that regional perspectives are included in National political discussions and decision-making.
The First Nations in BC Portal was developed by the First Nations Technology Council supported by the New Relationship Trust and with input from many organizations and communities in BC. The information portal facilitates the sharing and exchange of knowledge while creating an online network of First Nations Communities.
The Council is a non-profit society working for ten of the First Nations of the Yukon. The Council serves the needs of First Nations within the Yukon and the MacKenzie delta. Their mandate is to be a unified organization supporting First Nations Governments and First Nations aspirations, and advocating on key issues.
The Northwest Territory Métis are descendants from those people who signed Treaty 8. They now reside mainly in the communities of Fort Smith, Hay River, Fort Resolution and Yellowknife.
Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) is the national Inuit organization in Canada, representing four Inuit regions – Nunatsiavut (Labrador), Nunavik (northern Quebec), Nunavut, and the Inuvialuit Settlement Region in the Northwest Territories.
The AFNQL was created in May 1985 and it is the occasional meeting point for the Chiefs of 43 communities of the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador. The AFNQL holds Chiefs’ Assemblies four times a year, at which time it is empowered with different political mandates
The APC Secretariat is an advocate for speaking with one voice on behalf of First Nations communities. Through research and analysis, we develop and table policy alternatives for matters affecting First Nations communities in Atlantic Canada, Quebec, and Maine, USA. Our mandate is to "research, analyze and develop alternatives to federal policies that affect the Mi'kmaq, Maliseet, Innu and Passmaquoddy First Nations in the Atlantic region."