The Landscape Analysis Indigenous Relations Tool

The Landscape Analysis Indigenous Relations Tool (LAIRT) provides information that indicates with which First Nations and Métis Settlements the Government of Alberta ordinarily considers requiring consultation, under the Government of Alberta’s First Nations and Metis Settlements consultation policies, somewhere (but not necessarily everywhere) within the geographic parameters (location or area) indicated by the recipient when making the request.

The information provided is current only to the date of the report. The geographic area where the Government ordinarily considers requiring consultation with a particular First Nation or Métis Settlement is subject to change at any time.

This report is not a pre-consultation assessment: it is not an official list of First Nations and Metis Settlements to consult, and it does not delegate procedural aspect of consultation to the report’s recipient. It remains a project proponent’s responsibility to obtain from the Government of Alberta a pre-consultation assessment.

To Access the Tool: https://maps.alberta.ca/LAT

The Landscape Analysis Indigenous Relations Tool FAQ

  1. Does the tool contain or disclose land use information from or about First Nations or Metis Settlements?

    No, the tool does not contain or disclose such information. The tool contains and discloses information only about the Government of Alberta’s ordinary practice.

  2. Does the tool show the geographic area where the Government of Alberta ordinarily considers consulting a particular First Nation or Metis Settlement?

    No, the tool does not show the geographic area. However, the tool provides a list of First Nations and/or Metis Settlements with which the Government of Alberta considers ordinarily consider requiring consultation, under the Government of Alberta's First Nations and Metis Settlements consultation policies.

  3. How long is the information current?

    The information provided is current only as of the date of the report. The geographic area where the Government of Alberta ordinarily considers requiring consultation with a particular First Nation or Metis Settlement is subject to change at any time.

  4. Does this replace the current consultation process?

    No, the official pre-consultation assessment process remains the only process to obtain an official consultation assessment.   It remains a project proponent's responsibility to obtain from the Government of Alberta a pre-consultation assessment.  Any such pre-consultation assessment is subject to the Government's case-by-case judgement at that time.

  5. Does this report constitute a delegation of procedural aspects of consultation?

    No, it does not delegate procedural aspects of consultation to the report’s recipient.

  6. Is there a limit to how often one person can use the tool?

    Yes, the tool allows a maximum of 3 inquiries per day per e-mail address.