This release was issued under a previous government.

“This publication offers a starting point for Albertans to learn about the diverse cultures of Aboriginal people, their history, current lives and future aspirations. Creating understanding provides an opportunity for Aboriginal people and other Albertans to work together in building Alberta socially, culturally, and economically.”

- Aboriginal Relations Minister, Robin Campbell

Aboriginal Peoples of Alberta: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow features:

  • information on First Nations, Metis and Inuit people in Alberta;
  • significant historic information and dates; and,
  • contemporary views of Aboriginal people.

Alberta is home to more than 220,000 First Nations, Metis and Inuit people, the third largest population in Canada.

Under the Building Alberta Plan, our government is investing in families and communities, living within our means, and opening new markets for Alberta's resources to ensure we're able to fund the services Albertans told us matter most to them. We will continue to deliver the responsible change Albertans voted for.

Related information

Series of individual profiles

Infographic of Aboriginal people in Alberta

Interactive map of Aboriginal communities

Publication

Aboriginal Peoples of Alberta: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Download: Aboriginal Peoples of Alberta: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow (pdf)


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