Indigenous Land Acknowlegements Important in Alberta
The Alberta Party recognizes the significance of Indigenous land acknowledgements as a sign of respect and basic tenant of our relationship with First Nations People. The Alberta Party remains committed to acknowledging the appropriate treaty lands at all events or announcements so that our working relationship is informed by a shared understanding of the connection of First Nations and Métis to the land.
Land acknowledgements are a recognition of recommendations by the Truth & Reconciliation Commission of Canada, and they acknowledge the treaties all Albertans live under every day. "Land acknowledgements recognize the historic and ongoing presence and connection of different First Nations and Métis to the land.” The Alberta Party believes that discontinuing them is unacceptable.
The failure to acknowledge Indigenous lands undermines the relationship between the Crown and First Nations People in Alberta. The Alberta Party is committed to forming partnerships with First Nations People built on collaboration and mutually agreed upon processes to develop policy.