Environment and natural resources
Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) transfers responsibility and control over lands, resources and the environment to Indigenous peoples and Northerners through land claim and self-government agreements and devolution to territorial governments. ISC also fulfills an important role in developing natural resources and protecting the environment in most First Nations communities and the territories.
Services and information
Find out how the Government of Canada works with First Nations to end long-term drinking water advisories and improve water and wastewater systems on reserve.
Learn how First Nation and Inuit communities eliminate contaminants and focus on sustainable development opportunities and environmental stewardship.
Learn how ISC works in partnership with First Nations on land management.
Learn how ISC engages with First Nations and Northern communities in strategies to develop knowledge, capacity and tools to improve access to renewable energy sources.
Learn how ISC is helping Indigenous communities get the most from their economic development potential.
Find out about funding available for solid waste management projects on reserve.
Learn about ISC's role in the assessment and clean-up of environmentally contaminated sites on reserve and other lands.
Learn about the 3 different areas of environmental management for which ISC is responsible.
Learn about ISC's statutory authority and responsibilities with regard to mines and minerals.
ISC works closely with Indigenous and Northern partners to develop strategies to address climate change and environmental issues while facilitating economic development.