Government of Alberta - Indigenous Relations 

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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