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Litigation fund




The Litigation Fund helps finance legal expenses for Indigenous communities considering legal actions that support responsible resource development in Alberta.


Eligible Applicants

Applicants must prove:

  • participation of an Indigenous community
  • authority to proceed with planned litigation (for example: authority by chief and council for a First Nations or authority from chair and council for a Metis Settlement), and
  • retention of legal counsel with relevant experience and expertise for the proposed action

They must also be one of the following:

  • a registered non-profit under the laws of Alberta or Canada
  • a registered corporation
  • a member of a broad coalition registered in Canada
  • a First Nation, Metis Settlement or registered organization with authority to represent Indigenous Peoples or communities such as a:
    • Treaty organization
    • Indigenous economic development agency
    • research entity

Eligible Expenses

Applicants need to show how their legal action will advance Alberta’s interests by:

  • supporting Indigenous community interests in responsible resource development that benefit their communities and increases their participation in Alberta’s economy
  • supporting efficient, safe, orderly and responsible development of Alberta’s natural resources and increased market access for our natural resources
  • supporting Alberta’s natural resources development (for example: oil, natural gas, pipelines, forestry, etc.)
  • creating fair and effective policies, legislation and market systems that support natural resources development and export from Alberta
  • explaining how the group has a unique perspective to add that is in Alberta’s interest

Oil, oil sands, natural gas and pipeline proposals will be a priority. All natural resources proposals, including forestry, are eligible.

Deadline Date



Contact Name: Government of Alberta

Phone Number: 780-643-1735

E-mail Address:


Industry: Indigenous, Non-Profit, Location: Alberta ,
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