Hon. Richard Wilson, Maskwacis-Wetaskiwin

Father in heaven, we gladly pray for Honourable Rick Wilson today, seeking your favour and blessing upon his life. Help him with his portfolio as he seeks to serve Albertans and especially the indigenous people of our province. May his actions show honour and respect to the First Nations peoples, facilitating all the many complex concerns they present for consideration. Help him discern the most important priorities and to address them effectively in a timely manner. Bless his family today, that they many enjoy time together to celebrate and rejoice. Encourage all of them in their pursuits. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen……

Rick Wilson was elected and sworn in as the Minister of Indigenous Relations in April 2019. Wilson brings an extensive record of public service to the legislature, including: 15 years as County Councillor with County of Wetaskiwin, seven years as Chairman of Crossroads Regional Health Authority, six years as Member of the Western Canadian Agriculture Debt Review Board, five years as School Board Trustee with Wetaskiwin Regional Public Schools and decades as a local business owner and farmer. Wilson’s family farm has been in operation for more than 100 years, and is recognized as an Alberta Century Farm and Ranch. Wilson grew up and went to school with the First Nations of Maskwacîs. He lived near the 4 bands in the Summer Village of Ma-Me-O Beach, which he considers an integral part of his personal story.