Aboriginal Rights & Responsibilities


  • Métis Harvesting in Alberta – Jun 2010 (5 pages)
    Some Métis in Alberta are the beneficiaries of harvesting rights guaranteed by Section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982. In 2003, these rights were the subject of the Supreme Court of Canada's decision R v Powley. This document describes how these rights are recognized by the Province of Alberta.

Treaty Indians

  • Hunting by Treaty Indians in Alberta: Rights & Responsibilities – Oct 25, 2016 (3 pages, <1 MB)
    This short summary covers the basics on Treaty Indian hunting rights and responsibilities in Alberta, and pertains to First Nations’ people in the province who are defined as Indians under the federal Indian Act and who hunt game for food.

Related Legislation

Government of Alberta

Government of Canada

Further Questions

If you have further questions regarding these subjects, please speak with a fish and Wildlife Officer.


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Updated: Nov 23, 2017