Alberta Natural Resources Act (S.C. 1930, c. 3). | Land Portal

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The present Act is also referred to as Natural Resources Transfer Agreement (N.R.T.A.). In particular, the purpose of the present Agreement is to transfer control over Crown lands and natural resources to the Province of Alberta. The text consists of 2 sections and 1 Schedule containing the Agreement between the government of Canada and the government of the Province of Alberta. The Agreement deals with the transfer of the following issues: transfer of public lands generally, school lands funds and school lands, water, fisheries, Indian reserves, national parks, seed, grains, historic sites, birds, sanctuaries.However, it should be noted that under section 10 of the above-mentioned Act Alberta is obligated to transfer unoccupied Crown lands back to the federal government so that Canada can fulfil its obligations under the treaties with First Nations. Section 12 limits Alberta’s right to make laws applicable to First Nations concerning hunting, trapping and fishing. In Alberta, Indians are guaranteed the right to take game and fish for food during all seasons of the year on unoccupied Crown lands and on any other lands to which Indians have a right of access.

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