Aboriginal Organizations

Here is a list of organizations that First Nations, Inuit, and Metis people may find beneficial.

Business | Education | Government | Health | Women

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Assembly of First Nations - The Assembly of First Nations website offers current information about economic development, education, residential school issues, veterans, etc. 

Aboriginal Tourism Association of Canada - ATAC is a non-profit organization committed to growing and promoting a sustainable, culturally rich Aboriginal tourism industry in Canada.

Congress of Aboriginal Peoples - CAP represents all off-reserve status and non-status Indians, Métis and Southern Inuit Aboriginal Peoples.

Fort William First Nation - The Ojibway of Fort William First Nation.

K-Net - The Kuhkenah Network (K-Net) provides information and communication technologies (ICTs), telecommunication infrastructure and application support in First Nation communities across a vast, remote region of north-western Ontario as well as in other remote regions in Canada.

The Metis National Council - The website of the Metis National Council connects you to business, news, arts and culture and more

Metis Nation of Ontario - The Metis Nation of Ontario (MNO) brings Metis people to celebrate and share their rich culture and heritage and to forward the aspirations of the Metis people in Ontario as a collective.

Nishnawbe Aski Nation Home Page - The Nishnawbe Aski Nation' website, providing news, upcoming events, email and many other services.

Ontario Coalition of Aboriginal People - OCAP represents the rights and interests of off-reserve Aboriginal peoples (Métis, Status and non-Status Indians) living in urban, rural and remote areas throughout the province of Ontario.  They are an affiliate member of the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (CAP).

Business

Industry Canada - Businesses - This section contains information on companies, statistics, financing, innovation, research, science and technology, intellectual property, radio, spectrum and telecommunications, regional and rural development, regulations and standards, sustainability and environment, as well as trade and investment.

Northern Ontario Business - For over 30 years, Northern Ontario Business (NOB) has been the only integrated media outlet dedicated to the business community across the North. It provides vital news and relevant business information and events for the region’s most influential business leaders and decision makers. With its exclusive focus on Northern business, NOB is the go-to source for pertinent stories, regional industry trends and forecasts, valuable statistics and vital interactive online services.

North Superior Workforce Planning Board - The CID is a free resource to access socio-economic and demographic data.

Education

Goodminds.com: First Nations, Inuit, and Metis Educational Resources - Educational Resources for Native American Studies, First Nations Studies, Indigenous Studies, and Aboriginal Studies. View our on-line catalogue of Aboriginal and Native American Educational Resources for schools, libraries, and the general public, for grades K to Post Secondary.

Negahneewin Student Services at Confederation College - Negahneewin Student Services is here to help you transition to College life at Confederation College in Thunder Bay, Ontario.

Government

Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada - 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.

Canada's Digital Collections - This Government of Canada archived website for Canada's digital collections provides a hyperlink to First Peoples Digital Collection.

Canadian Heritage - Use the A-Z index at this Heritage Canada site to find links to Aboriginal programs and initiatives. 

Congress of Aboriginal Peoples - This site offers resources and links representing the rights and interests of off-reserve Aboriginal people in Canada.

Indian Affairs Annual Reports (1864-1990) - Through a cooperative effort between the National Library of Canada and the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, the full text of these annual reports is now available on the Web. This site can be browsed either by year or keyword.

Indigenous People - Services and Information  - Services for Aboriginal Peoples.

Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation - The renamed Ontario Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs. The Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation aims to ensure a better future for Ontario's First Nation, Metis, and Inuit people.

Native American Constitution and Law Digitization Project - Coordinated by the University of Oklahoma Law Library & the National Indian Law Library of the Native American Rights Fund

Health

Anishnawbe Mushkiki - Thunder Bay Aboriginal Community Health Centre. Established as a  primary health care facility within the District of Thunder Bay.

National Aboriginal Health Organization - Advancing and sharing of knowledge in Aboriginal health is key to empowering Aboriginal peoples - Spiritual, Emotional, Physical and Social.

Native Health Database - The database contains bibliographic information and abstracts of health-related articles, reports, surveys, and other resource documents pertaining to the health and health care of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Canadian First Nations. The database provides information for the benefit, use, and education of organizations and individuals with an interest in health-related issues, programs, and initiatives regarding North American indigenous peoples.

Public Health Agency of Canada - Here, there are a few specific Aboriginal Peoples health information, you  can find topics on:      

  • Diabetes    
  • Healthy Living    
  • Substance Use & Treatment    
  • Suicide Prevention    
  • Resources for Health Professionals and Educators

Women

NWAC - Native Women's Association of Canada - Home of the Native Women's Association of Canada.

Ontario Native Women's Association - A not for profit organization that was established in 1971 to empower and support Aboriginal women and their families throughout the province of Ontario.