The Land Rights and Treaty Research Unit is mandated by resolution dated October 1984 to: carry out research on claims and other matters on behalf of its member First Nations and to continue the various projects in Treaty No. 9 and Treaty No. 5.
The research unit is responsible for conducting research and development of all specific claims within the Nishnawbe Aski Nation region. Our responsibilities include: conducting historical research, collection in indexing of documentary evidence from a variety of sources, preparation of historical reports, factual/statistical analysis, and submission of claims to Government on behalf of member First Nations.
The unit is funded through the Native Claims Contribution program by the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada. Research activities is restricted the preparation and development of a specific claims in accordance with the federal government’s claims policies.