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About IOGC

Indian Oil and Gas Canada (IOGC) is an organization committed to managing and administering oil and gas resources on Indian reserve lands. It is a special operating agency within Indian and Northern Affairs Canada.

IOGC is responsible for oil and gas on Indian reserve lands across Canada, but only a handful of Indian reserves exist north of the 60th parallel. Therefore, practically all of IOGC's work is south of the 60th parallel, with most of that in the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin.

IOGC's general responsibilities are to:

  • Identify and evaluate oil and gas resource potential on Indian reserve lands;
  • Encourage companies to explore for, drill and produce these resources through leasing activity;
  • Ensure equitable production, fair prices and proper collection of royalties on behalf of First Nations; and
  • Secure compliance with and administer the regulatory framework in a fair manner.

IOGC's mandate is to:

  • Fulfil the Crown's fiduciary and statutory obligations related to the management of oil and gas resources on First Nation lands; and
  • Further First Nation initiatives to manage and control their oil and gas resources.

Click here to visit the official IOGC website.