Protocol Agreement

Protocol Agreements provide a framework for continued collaboration between the Alberta government and Alberta First Nations. They function as a broad umbrella agreement, under which meaningful discussion, information sharing, and the exploration of issues of mutual concern can occur.

Protocol Agreement between the Blackfoot Confederacy and the Province of Alberta

On March 24, 2017, the Premier, the Minister of Indigenous Relations and the Chiefs of Blood Tribe, Piikani Nation and Siksika Nation signed the historic Protocol between the Government of Alberta and the Blackfoot Confederacy for Discussions on Matters of Mutual Concern.

The agreement will remain in place for as long as both parties wish to keep it active.

Protocol Agreement between Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta and the Province of Alberta

On April 26, 2016, the Premier, the Minister of Indigenous Relations and the Grand Chief and Deputy Grand Chief of Treaty 8 First Nations signed the historic Protocol between Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta and the Province of Alberta for Discussions on Matters of Mutual Concern.

The Protocol Agreement will establish mechanisms by which First Nations’ Chiefs and government will meet to determine joint strategies to address priority areas, which may include:

  • Women and children;
  • Consultation, development and the environment;
  • Economy and employment;
  • Education;
  • Health; and
  • Infrastructure

The Premier has committed to meet at least once per year with the Grand Chief and Treaty 8 Chiefs to discuss the Protocol Agreement and work done to address the priority areas.

Previous Protocol Agreements