Premier Rachel Notley made a stop in Grande Prairie today.
She met with the Chiefs from the Treaty 8 First Nations at Grande Prairie Regional College.
The meeting focused on what is called a protocol agreement between the province and the Treaty 8 First Nations that was signed in April of last year.
A release from the province says since that time, work has been done on an economic development strategy, revitalizing language and culture and addressing gaps in the health care system.
“Our work together through the protocol agreement is vital to forging a meaningful path forward with the Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta. Through this agreement, we are able to strengthen our relationship and fulfill a shared vision to make life better for First Nations people in Alberta,” says Notley.
“The Chiefs of Treaty 8 (Alberta) and the Premier, with her cabinet, have made a commitment to consider action-oriented solutions that can help our communities. We must be partners in the implementation of these solutions so that everyone – First Nations and Albertans – lives in prosperous, healthy communities,” added Rupert Meneen, Grand Chief of the Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta.