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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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Accomplishments

Thanks to the Alberta Indigenous Opportunities Corporation, 6 Indigenous communities will have more revenue for electricity generation.

Thanks to the Alberta Indigenous Opportunities Corporation, 6 Indigenous communities will have more revenue from electricity generation.

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Alberta is responding to the Final Report on the National Inquiry of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

Premier Jason Kenney has approved the first grant through the Indigenous Litigation Fund, for legal actions that support natural resource development.

The first Métis organization has established the right to consultation on Aboriginal harvesting rights in Fort McKay.

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

The province invested $10 million in long-term residential addiction treatment beds in Lethbridge and Blood Tribe.

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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

Reclaiming Indigenous names

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

National Indigenous History Month

National Indigenous History Month helps honour the diverse history, languages and cultures of Indigenous Peoples.

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.

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