- 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 budget is focused on protecting lives and livelihoods, investing in health care, preparing for recovery and spending responsibly.
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.
- May 05, 2021
Minister of Indigenous Relations Rick Wilson issued the following statement to mark Red Dress Day in honour of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls:
- Mar 11, 2021
Bill 57, the Metis Settlements Amendment Act, would modernize the Metis Settlements Act to increase community sustainability and fiscal autonomy for the eight Metis Settlements in Alberta.
- Feb 14, 2021
Minister of Indigenous Relations Rick Wilson issued the following statement on the 30th anniversary of the Women’s Memorial March: