Father we thank You for Richard Wilson who is the representative as the Minister of Indigenous Affairs for the people of Alberta in the Alberta legislature. Give him the wisdom, the passion, the grace and mercy, and strategies to fulfill his duties. We ask Lord that You would move in his heart, soul, and life; that he would have an encounter and opportunity to know You as his personal saviour. Bless Richard Wilson, his family or those that are dear to his heart. Bless all of Alberta and all Albertans 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.