Dear God, we are so thankful for the First Nations people that help make up our province and we know that they face some unique challenges in their communities. So, Lord, we are thankful that you have raised up Richard Wilson our Minister of Indigenous Relations to help address their needs. Bless him as represents the people of Wetaskiwin as well as the people of Maskwacis and help him to serve them with integrity. We are thankful for his past experience in serving in local governments and we pray you would continue to use him effectively as a cabinet minister in this government. Jesus bless him, his wife Rose and their children and grandchildren. In Jesus’ name. 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.