Who is TALSAA?

TALSAA is a non-political organization consisting of First Nations land managers responsible for the administration and management of First Nations lands and natural resources in Alberta.

Our mission is to support First Nations communities in their journey to self-sufficiency through land management training and networking. We believe in growth through communication and collaboration, building capacity within lands departments, and meeting communities "where they are." We are committed to promoting sustainable land practices and economies. 



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Natural Resources Management

January 9-11, 2024 - Winnipeg, MB

This toolkit was designed for use by lands, resource, and environmental managers working in First Nations across the country. It is relevant to those practitioners who are interested in learning more about natural resource use and how it can be done to maximize benefits and minimize drawbacks. NALMA also offers training and assistance on other topics related to lands, resource, and environmental management.

Date: January 9 -11, 2024 (2.5 days)
Location: Winnipeg, MB
Registration Deadline: December 15th, 2023

Sponsorship: Maximum $3,000 per First Nation. This training session can accommodate 20 Land Managers. As space is limited, only one representative per First Nation will be accepted. Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Visit https://nalma.ca/events to register.


 Association of Canada Lands Surveyors


Surveying of First Nation Lands Managed Under a Land Code

At NSC2023, the Surveyor General Branch introduced a document entitled “Surveying of First Nation Lands Managed Under a Land Code”.  The document was created to assist First Nations when they are looking at having a survey done on First Nation Lands governed under a Land Code. The document includes a high-level overview of the survey process in a checklist-style format along with a detailed explanation of the process, including helpful tools, links, and examples. While the intent of this document is to serve as a guide for a First Nations Land Manager, it may also provide helpful information for those surveyors that may not be overly familiar with conducting surveys on Land Code lands.

To request a copy of the printable (pdf) version, please send your request to: clss-satc@nrcan-rncan.gc.ca

To view the web version (in a text-style format), click here 

The Surveyor General Branch is currently working on a second document for surveys of First Nation Lands managed under the Indian Act. It is anticipated that this document will be completed before the end of the calendar year, with a notification being sent to ACLS members upon its publication.


Welcome to our New Members!


We are delighted to welcome the newest members of the Treaty & Aboriginal Land Stewards Association of Alberta:

to our TALSAA Membership.


Membership Highlights


Celebrating Indigenous Land Code Success: Woodland Cree First Nation & Fort McKay's Journey to Chilliwack B.C.

September 27, 2023, Chilliwack, BC. - Elvis Thomas, a member of the Woodland Cree First Nation, and Vice-Chair of TALSAA travelled to Chilliwack B.C. in September where his community was presented with a Golden Eagle for their Land Code Success. This prestigious award, given by the Land Advisory Board Resource Centre (LABRC), recognizes Indigenous communities that have successfully passed their land codes in the past year.

Woodland Cree First Nation, along with Fort McKay First Nation, who also received the Golden Eagle Award from the Lands Advisory Board (LAB), celebrated this is a momentous achievement that gives recognition to their commitment to self-governance and management of their lands and resources.

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Members of the Káínawa - or Blood Tribe - are applying training in Western science, alongside their Indigenous Knowledge, to bring buffalo back to their historical habitat in southern Alberta, the traditional territory of the Blackfoot Confederacy. Restoring this iconic animal is part of an intertribal effort to restore the Great Plains ecosystem and to reclaim the traditions of the Indigenous peoples who have occupied these lands since time immemorial.

Treaty and Aboriginal Land Stewards Association of Alberta

Watch the video to learn about TALSAA and the important work we do to assist First Nations and First Nations Lands Managers in Alberta!


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