August’s installment introduces Allan Pard, a senior advisor with Aboriginal Relations and a respected Elder from the Piikani Nation.
The Northern Alberta Development Council champions the cause of Alberta's northern economies and communities by exploring opportunities for growth, and developing programs and services to facilitate this growth.
Did You Know?
- Alberta is home to the third largest Aboriginal population in Canada.
- Edmonton is home to 61,765 Aboriginal people, and Calgary is home to 33,375.
- 118,164 First Nations people live in Alberta, representing 14 per cent of all First Nations people in Canada.
- Alberta is home to 96,865 Metis people, the largest Metis population in Canada.
- There are 1,985 Inuit people living in Alberta.
The intent of this publication is to help Albertans gain awareness and understanding of Aboriginal people in the province.
To help promote a greater understanding of Aboriginal peoples in Alberta, the Aboriginal Relations website features an interactive community profiles map, which provides users with basic information on all eight Metis Settlements and 48 First Nations in the province, including location, population, linguistic groups, and tribal affiliation.