Published on Nov. 24, 2019 and updated on Jan. 6, 2019.
Here are seven resources on Indigenous consultation in Alberta from Indigenous groups, government, researchers and non-profits.
Ethics guide on research and Aboriginal traditional knowledge
First Nations Ethics Guide on Research and Aboriginal Traditional Knowledge
Assembly of First Nations
Discussion document that outlines an ethics process to create respectful dialogue and promote the appropriate use Aboriginal traditional knowledge.
Guide to consultation procedures
The Government of Alberta’s Proponent Guide to First Nations and Metis Settlements Consultation Procedures
Government of Alberta (2016)
Outline of a recommended consultation process, including pre-consultation assessment. proponent-led consultation and evaluating the adequacy of consultation.
(Updated Jan 8, 2020) – The proponent guide was updated in December 2019 and came into effect on Jan. 2, 2020. The major changes included clarifications to the requirements, reducing administrative requirements and introducing new submission requirements. Download the updated proponent guide.
Consultation and accommodation handbook
Alberta First Nations Consultation & Accommodation Handbook
David Laidlaw and Monique Passelac-Ross, Canadian Institute of Resources Law (2014)
Legal framework of Aboriginal consultation and accommodation, from the local to international level.
Guidelines for federal officials to fulfill the duty to consult
Using case law and common practices, these guidelines outline the responsibility of government agencies and departments to fulfill the duty to consult.
Implementation of the right to free, prior, and informed consent
Proponent-Indigenous agreements and the implementation of the right to free, prior, and informed consent in Canada
Martin Papillon and Thierry Rodon, Environmental Impact Assessment Review (2017)
An analysis of proponent-led consultation using two Canadian case studies.
Guidelines on consultation with First Nations on land and natural resources
The Government of Alberta’s guidelines on consultation with First Nations on land and natural resource management
Government of Alberta (2014)
Guidelines that clarify expectations during the consultation process and detail the procedures for the Government of Alberta to fulfill its duty to consult.
Indigenous Peoples’ participation rights within international law
The Right to Free, Prior, and Informed Consent: Indigenous Peoples’ Participation Rights within International Law
Tara Ward, Northwestern Journal of International Human Rights (2011)
Research article that reviews the development of free, prior and informed consent within international law. One of the case studies in the research paper is from Alberta.
(Updated Jan. 8, 2020) – This article was updated to include the latest proponent guide to First Nations and Metis Settlements consultation procedures from the Government of Alberta (effective as of Jan. 2, 2020).