Indigenous Services Canada supports First Nations and Inuit communities in the implementation of strong, effective and sustainable governments.

Services and information

Indian Government Support Programs

Find funding programs to support First Nation and Inuit governments.

Indigenous Community Development National Strategy

This strategy guides the Government of Canada in building and investing in effective and sustainable Indigenous communities, government and services.

Tools for governance

Find a number of practical tools available to organizations to help improve their internal governance processes.

Collaborative process

Learn how the Government of Canada is consulting on Indian registration, band membership and First Nations citizenship.


Learn about Indigenous self-government in Canada.

By-laws and enforcement

Find out about band by-laws and changes to by-laws through the Indian Act Amendment and Replacement Act.

Leadership selection in First Nations

Learn about the 4 different types of leadership selection in First Nations.

First Nations Financial Transparency Act

Discretionary compliance measures related to the act have stopped as of December 18, 2015.

Basic organizational capacity funding

Core funding for salaries, rent and utilities for representative Indigenous organizations.

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