2021 Annual Dwight Dorey Youth Advocacy Award

Recognizing youth for their achievements is a great way to build self-esteem; and more importantly, it establishes role models so others can see that their goals are tangible. Fill out our form today!

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CAP 50th Anniversary

To celebrate 50 years we have created shareables that are available for download and a suggested tweet for you to use. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #CAP50!

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The Daniels Decision - What's possible?

The Daniels Decision marks the beginning of a new era for Indigenous peoples.

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The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ People page is live!

“Our children are looking to us to bridge the divides, look past our differences, master our fears and find a common humanity”.

Read about the latest MMIWG developments now!

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NYC Builds its Digital and Social Media Presence

The National Youth Council is happy to announce the launch of its website and social media accounts, please check them out and give them a follow today!

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Wìdjìwàgan - Sharing Our Stories: A Traditional and Modern Knowledge Exchange

If social innovation is going to change the world, it must include our Indigenous voices. Indigenous people have an important role to play in ensuring that we create a world – a planet and a society that can live in harmony.

Art provided by artist Colleen Gray
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The Indigenous Voice Magazine

Fall 2020 Edition

The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples is pleased to present our magazine the Indigenous Voice. The Indigenous Voice explores the real story of non-status and off-reserve Indigenous Peoples in Canada. Inside you will find experiences of everyday people and communities working to support one of the most marginalized Indigenous groups in Canada, exploring the incredible history, culture and struggle of the non-status community.

Inside you will find:

◆ Success Stories of Young Indigenous Peoples

◆ Fresh insight into the political struggle faced by the off-reserve and non-status community

◆ Profiles of Indigenous Communities and Peoples

◆ Explorations of the Diverse Indigenous Cultures

◆ Indigenous Stories from around Canada

Click below to access our latest release

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Skills training funding for the non status

The Indigenous Skills Employment Training (ISET) program at CAP can sponsor a variety of skills training programs.

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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.

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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.

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