Aboriginal Programs, Policy, and Research
Canadian Heritage is committed to improving the quality of life of Aboriginal Peoples and supporting their full participation and cultural revitalization in Canadian society. Programs and initiatives apply to such diverse areas as languages, broadcasting, heritage, women and youth. Our policy and research further focuses on Aboriginal cultures, languages, and identity, and the unique place of Aboriginal societies within Canada.
Aboriginal Peoples, their cultures and their contributions lie at the heart of Canadian identity. We work with Aboriginal Peoples, primarily off-reserve, to celebrate and strengthen their cultural distinctiveness as an integral part of Canadian diversity.