Urban/Rural Community Needs:
Please indicate what issues or areas of concern you would like the ACAA to focus its attention on, for yourself and your community.
Proof of residency & Aboriginal ancestry
Proof of residency (i.e. driver's license, bill, etc., and include proof of Aboriginal ancestry, if available (i.e. photocopy of Treaty Status Card, Metis Card, Birth Certificate. If no proof of Aboriginal ancestry is available, you may be asked to obtain confirmation via a Commissioner of Oath.
Oath of Indigenous Status & Affiliation:
I, __________________________, make a declaration that I am an Indigenous person as confirmed within Section 35 of the Constitution of Canada 1982, as follows: 35. (2) In this Act “Aboriginal Peoples of Canada” includes the First Nation, Inuit, and Métis peoples of Canada.
I believe and claim as Indigenous peoples we have the inherent right to self-determination, and rights to land, harvesting, hunting & fishing, to practice our Indigenous traditions and culture, and to the pursuit of justice and happiness for our people, our families, and for ourselves.
I make the declaration that I have chosen to join ACAA as the recognized Provincial Affiliate of the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (CAP), and recognize the work being done to champion all Indigenous Peoples in achieving our collective goals, objectives, and aspirations.
I pledge to respect, assist, and honor my Sisters and Brothers in a common cause.
I pledge to follow the laws, policies, and regulations established by the ACAA and the CAP, as amended from time to time by the Annual General Assembly of both ACAA and CAP.
I pledge to actively participate, to the best of my capacity, in scheduled meetings and deliberations as requested. I will participate in this process in a respectful and honorable manner.
I swear that all the information provided by me in this membership application is true and correct and I understand that it is an offense to make fraudulent and misrepresenting statements. I understand that this is a formal document of the Aboriginal Congress of Alberta Association and may be used in a court of law if required to defend and champion our collective rights.
By signing below, I, give permission for my name and membership number to be shared with the national office of the Congress of Aboriginal People (CAP) and for reporting to ACAA funders.