Indigenous Relationships Policy

An Alberta Party government will take a nation to nation approach to working with First Nations communities to build long term, sustainable prosperity.

The Alberta Party is committed to full First Nation participation in economic development, implementing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Calls to Action, and to transforming every part of our public service to integrate and express those commitments.

The Alberta Party commits to developing new and ongoing partnerships with Indigenous and Métis communities to acknowledge and redress long-standing injustices perpetrated by colonial powers upon generations of FNMI communities and peoples.

[2016] Truth and Reconciliation 

An Alberta Party Government would: 

  1. Implement recommendations from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) report that  fall within Provincial scope. 
  2. Advocate to the Federal Government to consider the specific and unique needs of Alberta’s  Indigenous people when implementing all federal TRC recommendations. 
  3. Support municipal Governments in implementing TRC recommendations. 
  4. Implement social programs to support healing and success for intergenerational residential  school survivors, including those that have not yet been identified. 

[2016] Increase Indigenous Understanding in the Public Service 

An Alberta Party Government would:  

  1. Provide education to public servants on the history of Indigenous peoples, including the history  and legacy of residential schools, the UNDRIP, Treaties and Indigenous rights, Indigenous law,  and Indigenous-Crown relations. 
  2. Seek the guidance and participation of Indigenous Albertans in educating the public service, as a  pillar of reconciliation and a precursor for action.

[2016] Protect Métis Harvesting Rights 

An Alberta Party Government would work with the Métis Nation of Alberta and the Métis Settlements  General Council to develop legislation that will protect the harvesting rights of the Métis as Indigenous  peoples, in alignment with their rights under s. 35(1) of the Constitution Act, 1982.