Consultation Area Revisions

The Government of Alberta (GoA) has the right and responsibility to change the geographic area in which consultation with a particular First Nation or Metis Settlement is directed, as additional information becomes available to the GoA regarding that First Nation’s or Metis Settlement members’ activities.

The more the GoA’s consultation area coincides with the geographic area in which the First Nation is exercising treaty rights and traditional uses or the Metis Settlement members are exercising harvesting and traditional use activities, the lower the risk of conflicts and the higher the probability of an effective consultation.

Currently Anticipated Upcoming Revisions

The GoA continues to work with First Nation and Metis Settlements throughout the province regarding the geographic area in which consultation with a particular First Nation or Metis Settlement is directed. Revisions may occur at any time for a variety of reasons. Below is a non-exhaustive list of First Nations and Metis Settlements that have recently provided additional information, such that some revision is anticipated within the coming months:

  • Elizabeth Metis Settlement
  • Frog Lake First Nation
  • Gift Lake Metis Settlement
  • Saddle Lake Cree Nation
  • Swan River First Nation

Revision Implementations