Alberta Protocol Agreements: Protocol Agreements provide a framework for collaboration between the Alberta Government and the Blackfoot Confederacy. They establish a formal process for Alberta and the Blackfoot Confederacy to work together on issues of mutual interest and benefit. Ministers and Chiefs meet with one another to review and approve joint proposals and initiatives developed by each Table.
Introduction & Background
The Blackfoot Confederacy-Government of Alberta Protocol Agreement was originally signed in 2017 by then Premier Rachel Notley (NDP). The Agreement was designed to address “Matters of Mutual Concern and Benefit” for both governments. Government of Alberta Ministries were mandated to work with the Blackfoot Confederacy across six (6) working Tables. In addition, several Priority Areas were identified as key for both the Government of Alberta as well as the Blackfoot Confederacy.
United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP)
The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) is the most comprehensive international instrument on the rights of indigenous peoples. It establishes a universal framework of minimum standards for the survival, dignity and well-being of the indigenous peoples of the world and it elaborates on existing human rights standards and fundamental freedoms as they apply to the specific situation of indigenous peoples.
Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC)
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada TRC is a component of the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement. Its mandate is to inform all Canadians about what happened in Indian Residential Schools (IRS). The Commission will document the truth of survivors, families, communities and anyone personally affected by the IRS experience.