Alberta is privileged to have one of the largest, youngest and fastest-growing Aboriginal populations in Canada. Nearly 250,000 First Nations, Métis and Inuit people play an important role in the social, cultural and economic fabric of the province.

First Nations Relations provides advice and specialized knowledge to provincial and federal departments, municipal governments and industry; and participates in cross-ministry strategies affecting Aboriginal people. These activities serve to establish effective relationships, legislation, policies and initiatives that contribute to strong and vibrant Aboriginal communities and people.

The First Nations Relations branch is responsible for: