The Treaty & Aboriginal Land Stewards Association of Alberta (TALSAA) is open to any First Nation located in Alberta that has a land management program and/or is considering developing one. We also welcome membership from other organizations (Associate Members) which shall be available only to those individuals, First Nations, corporations, and associations who support the purposes of TALSAA.
Joining TALSAA is simple. Once an interest has been expressed by your First Nation or organization, we require a signed First Nation Council Resolution (Band Council Resolution) from your Chief and Council or constituting documents from your organization. Once a BCR or the constituting documents are provided to TALSAA, and your Nation has identified a representative, you are officially a member of TALSAA, and subsequently NALMA as well.
Benefits of Membership:
- No Membership Fee
- Networking Opportunities
- Professional Development
- Funding Opportunities
Who is eligible to join TALSAA?
Membership with TALSAA shall be limited to persons or Lands Professionals interested in furthering the objects of the Treaty and Aboriginal Land Stewards Association of Alberta (TALSAA). Subject to the articles, there shall be two classes of members defined with TALSAA, namely, “voting members” and “non-voting members.”
Voting membership shall be available only to First Nations Lands Professional, or their designate, who support the purposes of the Treaty and Aboriginal Land Stewards Association of Alberta (TALSAA) and who have applied and have been accepted by the Board for voting membership with TALSAA.
First Nation Land Management Professionals who manage land in Alberta on a First Nation, and operate under various land regimes, such as:
- Under the Indian Act
- Reserve Land and Environment Management Program (RLEMP)
- Framework Agreement on First Nation Land Management (FAFNLM).
We also support and accept membership from First Nations in Alberta who are looking for support in building or starting a Lands Department in their community and those First Nations wishing to enhance their skills and knowledge, and access training, tools, and systems for their lands staff.
TALSAA is a technical and resource support for our members to provide them with the readiness and capacity building components required in all regimes.
Voting members are required to provide a Band Council Resolution (BCR)
Associate Members (Non-Voting Members)
Non-voting membership shall be available only to those individuals, First Nations, corporations, and associations who support the purposes of the Treaty & Aboriginal Land Stewards Association of Alberta (TALSAA) and who have applied and have been accepted by the Board for non-voting membership with TALSAA.
First Nation land managers and Associate Members who are interested in joining TALSAA can contact us by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no membership fee, and members can participate in as many or as few activities as they like. TALSAA's members come from all parts of Alberta and represent a variety of First Nations.