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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

Premier Jason Kenney and Indigenous Relations Minister Rick Wilson join the first Alberta Indigenous Opportunities Corporation Board of Directors meeting.

The Alberta government appointed the first Alberta Indigenous Opportunities Corporation board, bringing world-renowned business and financial experience to Indigenous groups.

Image of Premier Jason Kenney and Indigenous Relations Minister Rick Wilson greeting Woodland Cree First Nation Chief Isaac Laboucan-Avirom.

Premier Jason Kenny has approved the first grant through the Indigenous Litigation Fund, a new way to partner in prosperity.

The Alberta government launched the Alberta Joint Working Group on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, making life safer for Indigenous women affected by violence.

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 helped open an overdose prevention site in Lethbridge to provide lifesaving medical supervision on Kainai First Nation.

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Our responsibilities

Working with Indigenous communities, the federal government, industry and other stakeholders to support strong, vibrant Indigenous communities and peoples 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 the development of mandatory 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

Learn how Métis organizations can be considered for consultation if they successfully demonstrate a credible assertion of Métis Aboriginal rights.
Maintains budgets at record levels for health and education, and focuses on getting Alberta back to work.

Creating Indigenous opportunities

Bill 14 will create a Crown corporation to encourage job-creating investments from Indigenous communities. More on Creating Indigenous opportunities.

First Nations protocol agreements

Learn how protocol agreements help the provincial government and First Nations in Alberta to work together on issues of mutual concern. Read more about related work at the June 10 meeting with cabinet.

Indigenous organizations and service directory

Listing of organizations, services and information for Indigenous peoples in Alberta.

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