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Government of Manitoba
Indigenous and Municipal Relations


Manitoba Aboriginal and Northern Affairs works to help improve the quality of life, and enhance opportunities for, Aboriginal and northern Manitobans.
Our Vision:
Vibrant and healthy Aboriginal and northern Manitobans.
Our Mission:
Aboriginal and Northern Affairs works with Aboriginal and northern communities, other levels of government, industry and other stakeholders to promote social and economic opportunities and reconcile the rights and interests of Aboriginal and northern people.
Our Goals: 
  • Support the development of healthy, safe and sustainable Aboriginal and northern communities.
  • Close the gap between Aboriginal and northern people and other Manitobans in their quality of life in the areas of education, health, housing, economic opportunities and employment.
  • Enhance food security for Aboriginal and northern people.
  • Fulfill constitutional obligations and other provincial responsibilities towards achieving social justice and reconciliation with Aboriginal and northern people.
The Department is responsible for the following legislation:
As of March 31, 2015, there were 50 Aboriginal and Northern Affairs communities over which the Minister has municipal authority.

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