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- 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.
- Partnered with the federal government to fund affordable home homes and create jobs at the Elizabeth Metis Settlement.
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 will invest in Indigenous-led mental health efforts, including supporting the healing of residential school survivors and their families.
Aboriginal Business Investment Fund
The call for applications is now open for community-owned Indigenous businesses seeking capital grants.
Métis Credible Assertion
Métis organizations can be considered for consultation if they successfully demonstrate a credible assertion of Métis Aboriginal rights.
Reclaiming Indigenous names
Residential school survivors and their families can file for a legal name change to traditional Indigenous names at no cost.
- Sep 22, 2021
Minister of Indigenous Relations Rick Wilson issued the following statement on the anniversary of the signing of Treaty 7:
- Sep 15, 2021
Alberta’s government and the Fort McKay Métis Nation have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) ensuring a shared vision for prosperity.
- Aug 25, 2021
Alberta’s government is making life easier for First Nations people by eliminating the Alberta Indian Tax Exemption (AITE) card.