High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Congress of Aboriginal Peoples founded in 1971 as the Native Council of Canada, is a Canadian aboriginal organization, that represents Aboriginal Peoples who live off Indian reserves, either in urban and rural areas across Canada. Each CAP affiliate has its own constitution and is separately funded under the federal Aboriginal Representative Organization Program. CAP's bylaws require affiliation be limited to one organization per province or territory. In effect, these affiliates are the corporate members of CAP, which does not, itself, have individual memberships.