Policy and Research
The Policy and Research Directorate provides analysis and advice to the Minister of Canadian Heritage on matters important to Aboriginal people in Canada. The Directorate focuses on Aboriginal cultures, languages and identity, and the unique place of Aboriginal societies within Canadian society. It develops Aboriginal policies within the broader federal Aboriginal policy framework, coordinates treaty negotiations and relations with indigenous groups in other countries, and conducts research. The Directorate also houses the Aboriginal Languages and Cultures Liaison team.