Government of Alberta - Indigenous Relations
PIIKANI NATION CONSULTATION OVERVIEW
Since 2008 the Piikani Nation has delegated authority to the Piikani Nation Consultation Department to be our nation's intermediary between projects concerning land and land-use planning. This authority encompasses a wide range of concerns to Piikani Traditional Territory regarding land that includes, but is not limited to, traditional access, mitigation and reclamation measures that proponents of all types will adhere to.
At the present time, our office encompasses staff who manage files and relationships with various Industry (both Private and Public) companies and organizations, government departments and agencies to ensure the the Piikani Nation and its members are adequate and fairly dealt with in matters of concern.
Resources for Proponents
Piikani Nation Consultation
FIRST NATIONS CONSULTATION POLICY (AB)
On August 16, 2013, Alberta’s current First Nations consultation policy, The Government of Alberta’s Policy on Consultation with First Nations on Land and Natural Resource Management, 2013 (Policy) was approved by Cabinet and publicly released. The Policy includes a number of initiatives aimed at strengthening Alberta’s First Nation consultation process, including the creation of a centralized Aboriginal Consultation Office (ACO), increased consultation capacity funding for First Nations, and a stronger role for Alberta in consultation processes. The Policy came into force on July 28, 2014, with the release of The Government of Alberta’s Guidelines on Consultation with First Nations on Land and Natural Resource Management, July 28, 2014 (Guidelines). The Guidelines respond to several procedural changes requested by stakeholders, such as the sector-specific consultation matrices and revised consultation timelines. Additionally, the Guidelines, in alignment with the Policy, are aimed at increasing clarity of roles, transparency, and consistency for all involved stakeholders