We Are All Treaty People

Annie Battiste

Annie Battiste, a proud Mi’kmaq woman and member of Potlotek First Nations, holds a bachelor and master’s degrees from the University of Saskatchewan.

Committed to social justice and Reconciliation within Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities in Saskatchewan, Annie currently works as a Reconciliation Consultant with the Office of the Treaty Commissioner and the University of Saskatchewan. She has been a member of the Speakers Bureau for the Office of the Treaty Commissioner since October 2013.

As a frequent conference presenter and community educator, she is creating awareness on the important historical and social issues pertaining to Indigenous peoples, creating bridges in communities through deep reflection on the historical roots of Saskatchewan and its possibilities for new directions in empowerment of diverse groups and peoples in Saskatchewan and beyond.

Topics:

The Treaties: Treaty Relationship, Treaty Responsibilities

The Indian Act: History of the Indian Act, Negative Implications, Indian Residential Schools, Current Issues

Positive Race Relations: Multi-Cultural inclusivity

Treaty Implementation: United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Principles of Reconciliation, Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action

*mapping exercise facilitator with Reconciliation Dept. Please contact Rhett Sangster to arrange this exercise for your organization/committee/group/etc.  

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