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  2003 Report of the Auditor General of Canada - November - Chapter 8 - Indian and Northern Affairs Canada - ...
Indian and Northern Affairs Canada and the Yukon government were jointly responsible for implementing the Devolution Transfer Agreement.
8.92 Indian and Northern Affairs, in co-operation with the land claims agreements' beneficiaries and the territorial governments, is accountable to the Parliament of Canada, the territorial assemblies, and the agreements' recipients for managing the federal responsibilities under the land claims agreements.
Indian and Northern Affairs Canada has processes in place for managing its responsibilities for devolution to the Yukon and for the implementation of land claims agreements for the Inuit of Nunavut and the Gwich'in of the Northwest Territories, and
www.oag-bvg.gc.ca /domino/reports.nsf/html/20031108ce.html   (6984 words)

  
 Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC), formerly the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development (DIAND), was established in 1966 to replace the Department of Northern Affairs and National Resources.
The thrust of the Northern Affairs Program is to implement northern aboriginal land claims, encourage more diversified and private sector economic development, achieve the transfer of provincial-type responsibility to the territorial governments, and promote environmental awareness and sustainable development.
Together these programs help INAC focus on its main aims of aboriginal self-government, economic development for aboriginal people, a better quality of life in Indian and Inuit communities, better management of Native land and monies, and Northern development.
www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com /index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0003976   (348 words)

  
 Indian and Northern Affairs Canada - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development (FIP: Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, French: Affaires indiennes et du Nord Canada) is the department of the government of Canada with responsibility for policies governing First Nations of Canada and Canada's three northern territories.
With respect to the Inuit of Nunavut, the department and its Minister have the challenge of implementing "The Nunavut Project." Authored by Thomas Berger, this is a report of recommendations to increase Inuit participation in Nunavut's federal and territorial public service.
The Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development is The Honourable Jim Prentice.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Indian_and_Northern_Affairs_Canada   (238 words)

  
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Canada (Minister [*216] of Employment and Immigration), [1999] 1 S.C.R. [4] The first step is to determine whether the impugned law makes a distinction that denies equal benefit or imposes an unequal burden.
Canada (Secretary of State), [1997] 1 S.C.R. 358, the parties were unable to agree on the provisions implicated by a constitutional challenge and therefore all of the affected provisions were not included in the constitutional questions.
The enfranchisement provisions of the Indian Act were designed to encourage Aboriginal people to renounce their heritage and identity, and to force them to do so if they wished to take a full part in Canadian society.
home.wlu.edu /~rushm/corbiere.doc   (18146 words)

  
 Supreme Court of Canada - Decisions - Corbiere v. Canada (Minister of Indian and Northern Affairs)
Canada (Minister of Indian and Northern Affairs), [1999] 2 S.C.R. Date:May 20, 1999
Canada (Minister of Indian and Northern Affairs), [1999] 2 S.C.R. Her Majesty The Queen as represented by the Minister
Canada (Minister of Employment and Immigration), [1999] 1 S.C.R. The first step is to determine whether the impugned law makes a distinction that denies equal benefit or imposes an unequal burden.
scc.lexum.umontreal.ca /en/1999/1999rcs2-203/1999rcs2-203.html   (10990 words)

  
 Aboriginal Peoples of Canada
In 1860 control of Indian affairs passed to the Canadian government, and in 1880 a Department of Indian Affairs was established, now a part of the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development.
All Indians are citizens of Canada; are free to elect band chiefs and councils; may leave reserves at any time; and may participate, with representatives of the department, in running their own social and economic affairs.
In Canada native peoples legally defined as Indians are known as "status" Indians (those who belong to a band with a treaty with the government or those registered Indians outside treaty areas); all are granted equal benefits and privileges from the federal government.
www.indigenouspeople.net /americas/canada.htm   (507 words)

  
 Indian and Northern Affairs Canada 4 / 11
In addition, it is responsible for the strategic management of Aboriginal and other litigation where Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) is the lead department and for the test-case funding program.
In the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, NAP is tasked with managing the sustainable development of the North's natural resources in preparation for devolution to the northern governments and with preserving, maintaining, protecting and rehabilitating the northern environment.
Indian Oil and Gas Canada, located in Tsuu T'ina, Alberta, is responsible for managing the oil and gas rights on Indian reserve lands across Canada.
infosource.gc.ca /inst/ian/fed04_e.asp   (837 words)

  
 Indian Registration: Unrecognized and Unstated Paternity - BIBLIOGRAPHY  |  Status of Women Canada
Canada (Minister of Indian and Northern Affairs), [1999] 2 S.C.R. Courtois v.
Canada, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada and Statistics Canada.
A Presentation to the Special Representative of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada Re: Proposed Changes to the Indian Act and to the Administration of the Indian Act.
www.swc-cfc.gc.ca /pubs/pubspr/066240842X/200506_066240842X_16_e.html   (579 words)

  
 The Atlas of Canada - References and Links   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Shown on this map are the historical Indian treaties from 1725 to 1923.
All of the Atlas of Canada base map components are available for immediate free download in five scales and in a number of data exchange formats.
Morris, A. Treaties of Canada with the Indians of Manitoba and the North-West Territories.
atlas.gc.ca /sites/english/maps/historical/indiantreaties/historicaltreaties/referencesandlinks.html   (1006 words)

  
 Indian and Northern Affairs Canada-Meeting Treaty Land Entitlement Obligations - Indian and Northern Affairs Canada ...
Ottawa, 22 November 2005—Indian and Northern Affairs Canada is not moving fast enough to convert lands to reserve status under agreements with First Nations in Saskatchewan and Manitoba, says Sheila Fraser, the Auditor General of Canada, in her Report tabled today in the House of Commons.
Indian and Northern Affairs Canada is responsible for managing the process of land conversion.
The chapter "Indian and Northern Affairs Canada—Meeting Treaty Land Entitlement Obligations" is available on the Office of the Auditor General of Canada Web site.
news.gc.ca /cfmx/view/en/index.jsp?articleid=185359   (366 words)

  
 Canadian Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development – Web Listings
The Minister of Indian Affairs is responsible for overseeing the corresponding federal government department (Indian and Northern Affairs Canada),...
Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC), formerly the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development (DIAND), was established in 1966 to replace...
Adoptees and the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern...
www.business.com /directory/government_and_trade/by_country/canada/federal_government/departments/department_of_indian_affairs_and_northern_development/weblistings.asp   (543 words)

  
 Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development (Canada) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Minister of Indian Affairs is responsible for overseeing the corresponding federal government department (Indian and Northern Affairs Canada), administering the Indian Act and other legislation dealing with "Indians and lands reserved for the Indians" under subsection 91(24) of the Constitution Act, 1867.
In 1950 the Indian Affairs branch was transferred to the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, who had responsibility for "status Indians" until the creation of the position of Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development in 1966.
Until amendments to the Indian Act in 1985 restored Indian status to many people whose status had been revoked for discriminatory reasons, about half of the persons claiming to be Indians were entitled to be registered as Indians under the Indian Act and to receive the benefits reserved for registered Indians under the Act.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Minister_of_Indian_Affairs_and_Northern_Development_(Canada)   (512 words)

  
 Canada/U.S. Bilateral talks on Indigenous Peoples Issues Yield Spirit of Cooperation
Canada has similar government based programs for education, land and resource management, and social programs as the United States, but Canada continues its policy of more direct control over the tribes.
The Indian and Northern Affairs Canada is looking to implement similar polices, but are constrained by laws that prevent them from adequately doing it.
The meeting in Ottawa, Canada was the second meeting between top-level administrators of the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada.
www.doi.gov /news/020513.html   (636 words)

  
 Nelson - Political Science-Canadian Politics on the Web/Aboriginal Issues
Indian and Northern Affairs Canada has posted a collection of facts about Canada's Aboriginal population and a range of publications available on-line, which also include Registered Indian Population by Sex and Residence 1998 and profiles of all the individual First Nations.
Much important work is conducted by the Indian Claims Commission, which oversees a wide variety of land claims, known as "specific claims," across the country.
INAC has produced a study of the issues surrounding moving toward sustainable development for Aboriginal communities, especially with respect to their relationship with INAC.
www.nelson.com /nelson/polisci/aboriginal.html   (1001 words)

  
 Indian and Northern Affairs Canada Supports The First Nations Socio-Economic Forum
To this effect, INAC has provided the First Nations Economic Development Commission, the organization designated by the AFNQL, with $125,000 in funding towards organizing the Socio-economic Forum.
Representatives of the Government of Canada will take part in the sectoral round tables to be held in the coming months and will inform their respective departments of the priorities established during these round tables.
The Government of Canada is committed to working with provincial and territorial governments, as well as national and regional Aboriginal organizations, to reduce poverty among Aboriginal peoples across Canada.
news.gc.ca /cfmx/view/en/index.jsp?articleid=209339   (232 words)

  
 Aboriginal Planet - Around the Planet - Canada-Mexico Indigenous Cooperation
Indian and Northern Affairs Canada has also invited indigenous Mexicans to Canada to develop community links with Canadian First Nations, to participate in discussions and to share experiences.
Cooperation between Canada and Mexico on indigenous issues has increased significantly since the signing of the Declaration of Intent on Cooperation in Indigenous Affairs in 1999.
Canada has been invited to be the "Feature Country" at the 2002 Cervantino Festival held every October in the City of Guanajuato.
www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca /aboriginalplanet/around/latin/armexico-en.asp   (266 words)

  
 News from the North: A digest of First Nations news from Canada : ICT [2003/02/18]
Aboriginal leaders in Canada have traditionally argued that health care is also a treaty right that should not be excluded from the First Ministers Conference on health.
A statement released by Indian and Northern Affairs Canada said the 300 residents of Old Crow are dependent on diesel oil and wood for electricity, heating and cooking.
The emissions from this and other northern communities was said to be contributing significantly to global warming and the study is seen as a positive step in developing environmentally friendly, renewable energy sources.
www.indiancountry.com /content.cfm?id=1045581691   (902 words)

  
 TurtleIsland.org :: View topic - Auditor General Slams Indian Affairs - Lack of results
INAC should focus on lasting benefits of land claim agreements", according to the latest report from the Auditor General.
In her report tabled in the House of Commons, Sheila Fraser said, "Indian and Northern Affairs Canada does not know if it is fulfilling all of its responsibilities spelled out in two land claim agreements in the North - the Gwich'in in the Northwest Territories and the Inuit in Nunavut.
The audit found that INAC generally meets its specific obligations under the land claim agreements, but does not measure its performance in achieving the objectives that were agreed upon by the federal and territorial governments and Aboriginal groups.
www.turtleisland.org /discussion/viewtopic.php?p=2205   (2060 words)

  
 Diversity Watch - Ryerson University School of Journalism
First Nations refers to both "status" and "non-status" Indians — the word "Indian" is still used as a legal definition of Aboriginal peoples.
This may be because his or her ancestors were never registered, or because he or she lost Indian status under former provisions of the Indian Act." (Indian and Northern Affairs Canada)
In 2000-2001, 148,236 Registered Indians were receipients of monthly social assistance, a drop of 5% from 1997-1998.
www.diversitywatch.ryerson.ca /backgrounds/firstnations.htm   (1115 words)

  
 Natural Resources Canada Speech: 99/87
Like you, Natural Resources Canada is determined to seek practical ways to both protect and develop natural resources in the North.
Discovered by an Inuit field assistant on a Geological Survey of Canada field party, that treasure trove is a valuable new source of stone for carvers.
Through the agreement, the Geological Survey of Canada, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, and the Government of Nunavut will be able to pool our geoscience resources and expertise.
www.nrcan.gc.ca /media/archives/speeches/1999/199987_e.htm   (1015 words)

  
 Native Americans and the Environment: Canada
Through INAC, a large amount of information about treaties and land claims is available on native communities throughout Canada.
A three year GIS study, the Project "is concerned with examination of the availability of Indigenous land-use information in various forms and identification of appropriate approaches to its use in planning." (1996).
The Reform Party's goal "is that all aboriginal people be full and equal participants in Canadian citizenship, indistinguishable in law and treatment from other Canadians." I think that means giving up the last of their treaty-secured rights as well.
cnie.org /NAE/canada.html   (406 words)

  
 News from the North: A digest of First Nations news from Canada : ICT [2003/11/12]
The quality of drinking water on many reserves became a priority for Canada in May 2003 when Indian Affairs Minister Robert D. Nault announced the federal government's First Nations Water Management Strategy including the addition of $600 million for reserve water quality improvement projects like the Akwesasne project.
British Columbia and Canada are currently negotiating treaties with First Nations to create certainty with respect to Aboriginal rights and title, according to a statement from the Ministry of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada.
The government of Canada is reported to be contributing $62.5 million, less outstanding negotiation loans, to pay for land transfers.
www.indiancountry.com /content.cfm?id=1068662314   (731 words)

  
 News Release/Media Advisory - Veterans Affairs Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Aboriginal spiritual leaders from across Canada will conduct Calling Home Ceremonies, incorporating the customs and traditions of First Nations, Métis and Inuit people, to return the spirits of fallen warriors to their homelands and put them to rest with their ancestors in Canada.
Aboriginal Spiritual Leaders and leaders of organizations representing Aboriginal Veterans proposed the overseas ceremonies, which are being undertaken with the support of the Government of Canada through Veterans Affairs Canada and Indian and Northern Affairs Canada.
"As an expression of Canada's gratitude, the Government of Canada has undertaken a commitment to preserve and pass on the contributions and achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Veterans to future generations," said the Honourable Andy Scott, Minister of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada and Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians.
www.vac-acc.gc.ca /general/sub.cfm?source=department/press/viewrelease&id=334   (629 words)

  
 Natural Resources Canada & Indian Affairs & Northern Development Joint News Release : 1-9603
At the end of five years, First Nations that attach priority to forests should be in a position to carry on their forestry activities.
The Indian Forestry Program emphasizes the commitment of the federal government to increase forest-based economic opportunities for First Nations, as defined in the National Forest Strategy.
This announcement is an example of how the Government of Canada is prioritizing its spending so that it can better serve Canadians by making efficient use of their tax dollars.
www.nrcan.gc.ca /media/archives/newsreleases/1996/1996_3_e.htm   (440 words)

  
 cric.ca - Canada's Portal - Quick Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
However, the population of the Territorial North is younger than that of the rest of Canada.
The territories became part of Canada as a result of a land transfer from the Hudson's Bay Company to the Canadian government in 1870.
Northern communities and groups want the chance to develop their economies while at the same time protecting their cultural and natural heritage.
www.cric.ca /en_html/guide/north/north.html   (745 words)

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