Making Life Better for Alberta’s Indigenous Peoples

Share on facebook
Share on google
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin

“A United Conservative government will be a true partner with Indigenous peoples in helping them address economic and social issues. When it comes to inclusion, reconciliation, and sustainable prosperity, the United Conservatives will be on their side.”

A United Conservative Government Will:

  • Support legal action for pro-resource groups in Indigenous communities with a $10 million fund.
  • Include Alberta’s Indigenous communities in our “Stand Up for Alberta” strategy to help energy projects and Indigenous communities both succeed and prosper.
  • Advocate for a federal Aboriginal consultation process that provides clear timelines and legal certainty for project proponents, consistent with the federal government’s constitutional obligations.
  • Add economic development rights to the preamble of the Alberta Aboriginal Consultation policy to explicitly consider support from Indigenous communities for projects that affect them.
  • Work with the federal government to streamline how Indigenous people access key services such as education and healthcare, including ensuring Indigenous students have access to a provincial education system (paid for with federal dollars) that enables students to succeed.
  • A United Conservative government will replicate the successful education partnership in the agreement between Whitecap Dakota First Nation and Saskatoon Public Schools signed in 2014. There, within one year of the agreement being in place, the percentage of Whitecap students in grades 1-4 reading at or above grade level rose to 76 per cent from 40 percent.
  • Facilitate First Nations financial participation in major resource projects.

For More Information, Please See Below

  • The NDP actively opposed the Northern Gateway pipeline, a pipeline supported by 30 of 42 First Nations along the route, including Alberta First Nations.​
  • Elsewhere, the NDP government ignored Indigenous groups on the creation of Bighorn park rather than including them as genuine partners.​
Share on facebook
Share on google
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin

Scrapping the Carbon Tax

Getting rid of the NDP’s job-killing carbon tax would be the first order of business for a United Conservative government. Scrapping the carbon tax will allow families to keep more of their money and create 6,000 new jobs.

MORE

Creating Oil and Gas Jobs

Alberta’s energy sector has seen our province thrive for generations. The United Conservatives’ energy policy would ensure we manage our resources responsibly while bringing back jobs for the hard-working men and women employed in the oil & gas industry.

MORE

Standing Up For Alberta, Getting Pipelines Built

Pipelines are how we get our oil and gas to market for sale. The lack of pipeline capacity causes the price for our oil to go down and prevents further investment. A United Conservative government will pursue every pipeline project to get our oil and gas to market.

MORE