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 42nd 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 MaryAnn Mihychuk, Chair Kildonan—St. Paul, MB
  Liberal Gary Anandasangaree Scarborough—Rouge Park, ON
  Liberal Mike Bossio Hastings—Lennox and Addington, ON
  Liberal Rémi Massé Avignon—La Mitis—Matane—Matapédia, QC
  Liberal Michael McLeod Northwest Territories, NT
  Liberal Don Rusnak Thunder Bay—Rainy River, ON
  Conservative David Yurdiga, Vice-Chair Fort McMurray—Cold Lake, AB
  Conservative Cathy McLeod Kamloops—Thompson—Cariboo, BC
  Conservative Arnold Viersen Peace River—Westlock, AB
  New Democratic Romeo Saganash, Vice-Chair Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik—Eeyou, QC


  • 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.