Opposition Critic for Indigenous Affairs
As the twice-elected MLA Edmonton-Rutherford, Richard Feehan has proven his dedication to making communities better for all Albertans.
Serving as Minister of Indigenous Relations during his first term, Richard demonstrated his commitment to Truth and Reconciliation. He proudly worked with Alberta’s Indigenous communities to begin fulfilling the United Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, taking action to make life better for Indigenous peoples in Alberta.
Prior to these roles, Richard spent over a decade teaching with the Edmonton branch of the University of Calgary's Faculty of Social Work. He also served as the Program Director of the Edmonton Social Planning Council and the Vice-President of Edmonton's Catholic Social Services, and spent over a decade in private social work practice.
Richard holds a Masters of social work from Wilfrid Laurier University, a Bachelor of social work from the University of Calgary, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Alberta.
Richard was born and raised in Edmonton and he lives in the south side with his wife and three children.