Representing Aboriginal People Living Off-Reserve Since 1971
The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (CAP) is one of five National Indigenous Organizations recognized by the Government of Canada. Founded in 1971 as the Native Council of Canada (NCC), the organization was originally established to represent the interests of Métis and non-status Indians. Reorganized and renamed in 1993, CAP has extended its constituency to include all off-reserve status and non-status Indians, Métis and Southern Inuit Aboriginal Peoples, and serves as the national voice for its provincial and territorial affiliate organizations. CAP also holds consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), which facilitates its participation on international issues of importance to Indigenous Peoples.
News and Updates
Canada and the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples Sign Political Accord
From: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada
December 12, 2018 — Ottawa, Ontario — Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada
On December 5, 2018, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, Carolyn Bennett, and National Chief Robert Bertrand and National Vice-Chief Kim Beaudin of the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples signed the Canada-Congress of Aboriginal Peoples Political Accord.
Congress of Aboriginal Peoples Celebrates Breakthrough Political Accord with the Federal Government
December 5, 2018 (Ottawa, ON) – The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples’ National Chief, Vice-Chief and Board of Directors joined in celebration today for the signing of a renewed Political Accord with the federal government. The Accord has been the subject of negotiations with government over the past year.