The Aboriginal Congress of Alberta Association (ACCA) was incorporated in the Province of Alberta's Society Act on July 18, 2006. The ACAA is one of 10 provincial territorial organizations recognized as affiliates of the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (CAP)The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (CAP), one of the 5 recognized National Indigenous Organizations in Canada, was founded in 1971 and represent the voice for status, non-status off-reserve First Nation people, unaffiliated Metis and Southern Inuit peoples.  Other provincial affiliates include: 

Both CAP and the ACAA share a common interest in advocating for and representing all urban Indigenous peoples regardless of status under the Indian Act. The ACAA Board President sits as a member of the National Board of Directors representing the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples.. 



Together each PTO Affiliate strives to achieve the following principles:


  • sharing within the limits of our authority, information that supports the development of comprehensive and effective policies and programs for Indigenous peoples;

  • working conjointly, when mutually beneficial, to develop and present new policies and programs to federal, provincial and municipal governments for the benefit of Indigenous communities;

  • encouraging and building greater cooperation between all parties and other similar organizations as the need and opportunity arises; and

  • promoting, where appropriate, the participation of either or all parties in any national meeting, consultation, dialogue and/or forum where issues of mutual interest will be discussed.

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