Good morning! May we join together in prayer for the Honourable Rick Wilson, Minister of Indigenous Relations and MLA – Maskwacis-Wetaskiwin. Father, we lift up Mr. Wilson to you and pray your hand mighty upon him. We pray you provide him with direction, ideas and plans for his enormous responsibility as Minister. Father, we pray your healing and restoration over the Indigenous people and may Mr. Wilson be a big part of this. We pray Ephesians 6:10-17, the Armor of God, over Mr. Wilson, his wife Rose, their 4 grown children and seven grandchildren. Peace and honour, In Jesus mighty 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.