Members of the Tsuu T'ina First Nation have authorized their chief and council to reopen talks with the province about allowing the southwest portion of Calgary's ring road to be built on reserve land.
Residents of the reserve voted 68 per cent in favour Wednesday of seeking a new agreement with the provincial government.
Two years ago, Tsuu T'ina residents rejected a draft agreement reached with the province.
Under that deal, the First Nation would have transferred 400 hectares of property to the province in exchange for $240 million and 2,000 hectares of Crown land on the northwest border of the reserve stretching west to the edge of Kananaskis Country.
The lack of specifics about land the nation would receive and future road access to the city of Calgary created uncertainty in the community.
Despite the results of Wednesday's vote, it doesn't appear any talks will take place.
Provincial officials said while they are happy to explain details of the project to the Tsuu T'ina people, they are not re-negotiating the 2009 deal.
"That's the agreement that is on this table and we feel it was a fair offer for both the nation and the citizens of Alberta and so that is the offer that is on the table," Alberta Transportation spokeswoman Tammy Forbes said.
The province has looked at alternatives for the ring road that don't go through Tsuu T'ina land.
However, some of those routes have been unpopular at public open houses as they require the expropriation of hundreds of houses in the community of Lakeview.
Officials with the Tsuu T'ina First Nation were not available to comment Thursday.