- Hosted a historic government-to-government meeting with all First Nations chiefs.
- Renewed a protocol agreement with the Blackfoot Confederacy as a foundation for working closely together.
- Provided $3.1 million via the Employment Partnership Program to support Indigenous people in training and employment.
- Operated the First Nations Development Fund, which provides grants for economic, social and community projects.
- Strengthened Indigenous participation in Alberta’s $1-billion Site Rehabilitation Program.
- Redesigned the Indigenous Housing Capital Program to offer more flexibility and autonomy for Indigenous communities to build affordable housing.
- Developed the new Alex Decoteau Award of Honour to honour Canadian Armed Forces members and their families as veterans transition to new careers.
- Provided one-time funding for First Nations Colleges in Alberta for supports, including increased technology, Wi-Fi access, and online programming during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
Alberta’s government signed a protocol agreement with the Stoney-Nakoda-Tsuut’ina Tribal Council in October 2020.
Community-owned Indigenous businesses can now apply for investment backing from the Aboriginal Business Investment Fund.
Creating Indigenous opportunities
The Alberta Indigenous Opportunities Corporation is now open for business as a Crown corporation to encourage job-creating investments from Indigenous communities.
Métis Credible Assertion
Métis organizations can be considered for consultation if they successfully demonstrate a credible assertion of Métis Aboriginal rights.
Indigenous organizations and service directory
Listing of organizations, services and information for Indigenous Peoples in Alberta.
- Oct 04, 2020
Minister of Indigenous Relations Rick Wilson and Minister of Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women Leela Sharon Aheer issued the following statement on Sisters in Spirit Day:
- Oct 02, 2020
Alberta’s government and four First Nations signed an historic agreement to build a brighter future for members of the Stoney Nakoda-Tsuut’ina Tribal Council.
- Aug 09, 2020
Minister of Indigenous Relations Rick Wilson issued the following statement on International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples: