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    Minister Rick Wilson

    Rick Wilson was sworn in as Minister of Indigenous Relations on April 30, 2019.

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Mandate letter

The Premier's mandate letter to the Minister of Indigenous Relations outlines the objectives and priorities of the work they will focus on in their role.

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Government action toward reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples.

A new monument will be placed in the reconciliation garden at the Alberta legislature in memory of children who died at residential schools.

The Residential Schools Community Research Grant was developed to fund engagement research and related activities associated with the deaths and burials of children at Indian residential schools.

The Alberta Indigenous Opportunity Corporation's mandate has expanded to include major agriculture, transportation and telecommunications projects.

The province is committing $390 million over 4 years to improve access to high-speed internet in rural, remote and Indigenous communities through Alberta’s Broadband Strategy.

Our revised Proponent’s Guide on Indigenous consultation eases red tape for industry and communities.

Key information

Our responsibilities

Working with Indigenous communities, the federal government, industry and other stakeholders to support strong, vibrant Indigenous communities and people who fully participate in a prosperous, competitive and diverse Alberta. The ministry is also responsible for:

  • promoting social and economic opportunities for Indigenous Peoples
  • co-leading Indigenous training for all Alberta public servants
  • working with other ministries to develop opportunities for Indigenous Peoples to influence land and resource management decisions.

In focus

Alberta MMIWG Roadmap

The new Alberta MMIWG Roadmap will guide work with government on missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and 2S+ people.

Urban Indigenous Grants

Grants to 5 urban Indigenous organizations will help Indigenous people stay connected to their cultures and support their well-being.

Supporting well-being for Indigenous women

Three grants will help provide Indigenous women in Alberta with the skills and support they need to find careers and improve their livelihoods.

Stopping the violence against two-spirit people

Edmonton 2 Spirit Society is receiving a provincial grant to create a safer future for missing and murdered two-spirit people, survivors and their families.

Reclaiming Indigenous names

Residential school survivors and their families can file for a legal name change to traditional Indigenous names at no cost.

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