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Honourable Richard Feehan – MLA for Edmonton-Rutherford

Father
in Heaven, be with the Honourable Mr. Richard Feehan as he serves and cares for
the people and affairs of the region of Edmonton – Rutherford. May he have
discernment and clarity as he and community leaders make plans, projections and
put things in motion so objectives can be reached. Bless him with joy in his
service and surround him with people to assist him in reaching his goals and
aspirations for Alberta. Amen

Minister of Indigenous Relations

Richard Feehan was elected to the Legislative Assembly of
Alberta, representing the constituency of Edmonton-Rutherford, on May 5, 2015.
On February 2, 2016, Mr. Feehan was appointed Minister of Indigenous Relations.

Prior to his service with the Legislative Assembly he dedicated
over a decade to teaching for the Edmonton division of the University of
Calgary’s Faculty of Social Work. Previous to this he was program director of
the Edmonton Social Planning Council and vice-president of Edmonton’s Catholic
Social Services. He also spent more than a decade in private social work
practice.

Community minded, he has served on the Clinical Advisory Team
for the Association of Alberta Sexual Assault Services and as the U of Calgary
Faculty of Social Work representative on the board for the Canadian Research
Institute for Law and the Family. Over the years he has also worked closely
with the Glenrose hospital, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton and the
Edmonton Community Adult Learning Association. His extensive community
involvement also includes volunteering with arts, sports and school programs
and with numerous community organizations.

Born and raised in Edmonton, he lives on Edmonton’s south side
with his wife, Kathaleen, and their three children, Antoine, Kate and Brenndan.

He has a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Alberta,
a bachelor of social work from the University of Calgary and a masters of
social work from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario.