Canadian House of Commons Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs

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The House of Commons Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs (INAN) is a standing committee of the House of Commons of Canada. It was formerly known as the House of Commons Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development.


The Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs was established by the then new Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development (now Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada), in 1968. Although the mandate has changed many times, it is current, as of the 43rd Parliament.

The committee may study any issue of the department's management and operation, as well as any legislation, programs or policy areas. The department has taken responsibility primarily for on-reserve registered First Nations people, Inuit and northern or territorial affairs including considered legislation and issues related to these populations and subjects. The committee can also examine issues, policies and programs related to off-reserve registered and non-registered First Nations people, Métis, and Inuit. and, as of 2004, the Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs has been assigned the additional role of Federal Interlocutor for Métis and Non-Status Indians.[1]


Party Member Riding
  Liberal Bob Bratina, Chair Hamilton East—Stoney Creek, ON
  Liberal Gary Anandasangaree Scarborough—Rouge Park, ON
  Liberal Jaime Battiste Sydney—Victoria, NS
  Liberal Marcus Powlowski Thunder Bay—Rainy River, ON
  Liberal Adam van Koeverden Milton, ON
  Liberal Lenore Zann Cumberland—Colchester, NS
  Conservative Jamie Schmale, Vice-Chair Haliburton—Kawartha Lakes—Brock, ON
  Conservative Gary Vidal Desnethé—Missinippi—Churchill River, SK
  Conservative Arnold Viersen Peace River—Westlock, AB
  Conservative Bob Zimmer Prince George—Peace River—Northern Rockies, BC
  New Democratic Mumilaaq Qaqqaq Nunavut, NU


  • Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure (SINA)[2]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development". Parliament of Canada. Retrieved 2011-02-27.
  2. ^ "Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure (SAAN) - Subcommittees". Parliament of Canada. Retrieved 2012-01-13.