- Renewed a protocol agreement with the Blackfoot Confederacy as a foundation for working closely together.
- Signed a protocol agreement with the Stoney Nakoda-Tsuu’tina Tribal Council for discussion on matters of mutual concern.
- Worked with the Human Trafficking Task Force to prevent human trafficking and protect and empower survivors.
- Provided $3.67 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.
- Partnered with the federal government to fund affordable 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.
Grants to 5 urban Indigenous organizations will help Indigenous people stay connected to their cultures and support their well-being.
The call for applications is now open for community-owned Indigenous businesses seeking capital grants.
Supporting well-being for Indigenous women
Three grants will help provide Indigenous women in Alberta with the skills and support they need to find careers and improve their livelihoods.
Stopping the violence against two-spirit people
Edmonton 2 Spirit Society is receiving a provincial grant to create a safer future for missing and murdered two-spirit people, survivors and their families.
Reclaiming Indigenous names
Residential school survivors and their families can file for a legal name change to traditional Indigenous names at no cost.
- Nov 25, 2022Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women: Joint statement | Déclaration conjointe sur la Journée pour l’élimination de la violence à l’égard des femmes
Minister of Indigenous Relations Rick Wilson and parliamentary secretary for Status of Women Tanya Fir issued the following statement on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and the start of 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence:
- Nov 14, 2022
Indigenous Relations Minister Rick Wilson issued the following statement to recognize Métis Week, Nov. 13-19:
- Nov 08, 2022
Minister of Indigenous Relations Rick Wilson issued the following statement on National Indigenous Veterans Day: