|The current story in the series introduces Jules Thomas, the owner and manager of Bannock Burger, one of Edmonton's unique new eateries.|
Two Aboriginal women’s councils have been appointed to help the economic and social aspirations of Aboriginal women in Alberta.
Did You Know?
- More than 116,000 First Nations people live in Alberta.
- More than 14,600 First Nations people live in Edmonton.
- More than 26,900 First Nations people live in Calgary.
- Alberta has the largest Métis population in Canada, 96,000.
- More than 31,700 Métis people live in Edmonton.
- More than 17,000 Métis people live in Calgary.
- Close to 2,000 Inuit people live in Alberta.
- In 1964, First Nations people have the right to vote in Alberta elections.
- In 1938, under the Metis Population Betterment Act, land is set aside for Metis people in Alberta.
- In 1982, Canada’s Constitution Act recognizes Indian, Métis and Inuit people as the Aboriginal Peoples of Canada.
- In 1877, Treaty 7 was signed at Blackfoot Crossing, in southern Alberta.
The objective of this new publication is to help Albertans gain basic knowledge about First Nations, Métis, and Inuit people in Alberta.
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.
NewsAlberta balances budget, focuses on Albertans’ priorities in Budget 2014 - March 6, 2014
Province takes action to protect Alberta’s children - January 8, 2014
Province and Stoney Nakoda Nation commit to rebuild homes - December 18, 2013
Alberta establishes Aboriginal women’s councils - December 9, 2013
Alberta and Tsuu T’ina sign historic agreement - November 27, 2013