Leadership Council

Richard Feehan

Senior Strategy Advisor

Prairie Sky Strategy

Meet Richard:

Richard Feehan joins Prairie Sky after 40 years of experience in elected office, social work, community leadership, private business and academia in Alberta. Most recently, Richard served two terms as the MLA for Edmonton-Rutherford from 2015 to 2023. While in government, he served as Minister of Indigenous Relations, NDP Caucus Chair, Deputy Chair of Committees and Deputy House Leader. He served on the cabinet committees for the Fort McMurray Fire and the Alberta Climate Leadership plan.

As Minister of Indigenous Relations in the Province of Alberta, Richard implemented the Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous People in numerous ways. Some of the Highlights include: The Water to Reserve Program that connected First Nations to local water systems, the Indigenous Climate Leadership Program that assisted Nations in installing Solar Panels and other climate activities, the Renewable Energy Program that required First Nations ownership of renewable energy companies who provided energy to Alberta’s grid, the signing of the Lubicon First Nations Land Claim settlement (after 87 years of waiting), and over 100 other initiatives.  Richard is the only Minister of Indigenous Relations to have visited all 48 First Nations in the Province of Alberta.

Prior to elected life, Richard has been involved in social work in a variety of professional roles: Tenured Instructor, University of Calgary, Faculty of Social Work; Vice-President, Edmonton Catholic Services; Program Director, Edmonton Social Planning Council, and over 12 years in private practice. Richard has a Master of Social Work from Wilfrid Laurier University, a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Calgary, and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Alberta.

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