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Recognizing and working with First Nations voices – Strathmore Standard

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 201722 Views

March 29, 2017

A new agreement between the Government of Alberta and the Blackfoot Confederacy paves a new line of collaboration between the two groups.

Premier Rachel Notley met with indigenous leaders on Friday March 24 to sign the Alberta-Blackfoot Confederacy Protocol Agreement.

The agreement sets out the process for the two groups to work together to achieve strategic goals for economic development, culture and language, social, political and legal issues, reconciliation, issues related to the environment and lands, and the implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

The Blackfoot Confederacy is comprised of three southern Alberta First Nations, who collectively have 25,000 members — Kainai First Nation (also known as Blood Tribe), Piikani Nation and Siksika Nation.

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