- 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 signed a protocol agreement with the Stoney-Nakoda-Tsuut’ina Tribal Council in October 2020.
Alberta’s government signed a new protocol agreement with the Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations in December 2020.
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.
- Jan 18, 2021
Minister of Indigenous Relations Rick Wilson issued the following statement on the delay affecting the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine to First Nations:
- Dec 16, 2020
Alberta’s government and Treaty Six First Nations have signed a historic agreement that will benefit all people living in central Alberta.
- Nov 15, 2020
Indigenous Relations Minister Rick Wilson issued the following statement to recognize Métis Week: