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Aboriginal Relations in Alberta Bill Werry, Deputy Minister Aboriginal Relations Institute of Public Administration of Canada National Conference August.

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1 Aboriginal Relations in Alberta Bill Werry, Deputy Minister Aboriginal Relations Institute of Public Administration of Canada National Conference August 20, 2013

2 Demographics - Aboriginal Population Aboriginal 3 rd largest Aboriginal population in Canada 6.2% of Alberta’s population in 2011 First Nations 116,670 (2011 National Household Survey) 48 First Nations and 134 reserves Metis Largest Metis population in Canada (96,865) Most Metis reside in urban areas: Edmonton (31,780) and Calgary (17,040) Only Metis land base in Canada - 8 Metis Settlements: 4,858 (2012)

3 Current Alberta Priorities First Nation’s Consultation Policy Economic Opportunities Initiative Metis Settlements Long-Term Arrangements Aboriginal Women’s Councils First Nation’s Flood Recovery 3

4 Principles For Building Effective Relationships Treat Aboriginal people as you would your neighbour. Work with the willing. Design and tailor programs or services with Aboriginal people not for them. Expect to work to earn mutual trust and respect. Build programs on shared priorities. Agree to the metrics that will allow us to measure progress. 4

5 Aboriginal Relations For information on Alberta Aboriginal Relations, please visit:


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