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Hon. Richard Wilson, Maskwacis-Wetaskiwin

Lord Jesus, thank you so much for Mr. Rick Wilson and his service to the province of Alberta and to the people of Maskwacis-Wetaskiwin. Please hear my prayer. Thank you so much for the life and experience that you have given to Rick, to equip him for his role as Minister for Indigenous Relations. I pray that you would continue to pour out your spirit upon his life, give him wisdom and understanding in what is needed for reconciliation and partnering with the Indigenous community in the prosperity of our province. Help Rick to fulfill your calling in his life and help him to be open to your leading. Keep Rick and his family healthy and safe in the coming year. In Jesus’ name I 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.