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Indigenous hunting and fishing in Alberta

Indigenous peoples have specific hunting and fishing rights in Alberta.

Overview

The Government of Alberta is responsible for managing our province’s fish and wildlife resources. Alberta's highest priority is the conservation of fish and wildlife to sustain these resources for future generations.

In Alberta, Indigenous hunting and fishing rights are recognized in law and provincial government policy. The Government of Alberta is committed to sustaining Indigenous food sources within the constraints of conservation obligations.

Harvesting rights

Harvesting rights differ for Métis and First Nations people.

First Nations harvesting:

Métis with harvesting rights:

Legislation

Government of Canada

Contact

Connect with a Fish and Wildlife Officer or fisheries biologist:

Fish and Wildlife Area office contacts

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