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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.

Broadband announcement

Alberta’s government will invest up to $150 million to expand and improve broadband internet in rural, remote and Indigenous communities.

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

Blackfoot women who intend to move to Lethbridge from nearby reserves will soon have access to new housing.

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.

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

Supporting Indigenous-led mental health efforts

Alberta’s government will invest in Indigenous-led mental health efforts, including supporting the healing of residential school survivors and their families.

Funds engagement, research and related activities associated with the deaths and burials of children at Indian residential schools.

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.

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