• Rick Wilson poses, smiling at the camera, wearing a light grey suit and black tie.

    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.

Alberta reconciliation garden - colourful plants and trees with monument

Alberta opened a new reconciliation garden and unveiled a monument at the Alberta legislature in memory of children who died at residential schools.

The province is tripling the Alberta Indigenous Opportunities Corporation’s loan guarantee capacity so it can support even more major Indigenous investments in the future.

Increased funding to the Aboriginal Business Investment Fund by 50% to support Indigenous community-owned businesses.

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

Two men working on a scaffold.

The Aboriginal Business Investment Fund supports capital costs for Indigenous community-owned economic development projects.

The Indigenous Reconciliation Initiative supports Indigenous-led cultural and economic projects.

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