We Are All Treaty People

Marie (Sharon) Meyer

Marie (Sharon) Meyer is a member of the Cree Nation, Beardy’s & Okemasis First Nation and a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan’s Indian Teacher Education Program (ITEP) with distinction and recipient of the Bates Award and Aurora Award for teaching excellence during internship.

During her university experience she also achieved and was awarded nine scholarships for academic achievement.

Mrs. Meyer is an outstanding leader and role model in the Aboriginal and educational community. Her passion for teaching and learning, which was inspired by the raising of her two daughters, has focused on the education of Aboriginal youth. 

She is a Medicine Wheel knowledge keeper and she is also sharing her cultural teachings through the NESD Kohkum’s Corner.

She has served the Saskatoon Catholic Schools, the Saskatoon Catholic School Board, the Muskoday First Nation Community School, and the North East School Division - First Nation and Metis Education Consultant.

In addition to her tremendous vision and excellent leadership, Mrs. Meyer has represented the Aboriginal community in a variety of other roles, including as a present board member of; Saskatchewan Archeology Society, Saskatchewan Teachers Association, Saskatchewan Indigenous Ways Of Knowing Math renewal committee, Nipawin Reconciliation, and Cumberland College Board member of the First Nation and Metis Advisory Council.

Her commitment to Aboriginal awareness and education has been rewarded with the University of Saskatchewan Alumni Excellence in Aboriginal Initiatives Award (2006).

Indigenous Culture: Worldview, Pre-Contact History, Colonial Decimation of Culture, Culture Resilience, Strength of Women, Womanhood

The Treaties: Treaty History, Treaty Relationship, Treaty Responsibilities, Spirit & Intent of Treaty

The Indian Act: History of the Indian Act, Negative Implications, Indian Residential Schools, Pass System, 60s Scoop

Treaty Implementation: Principles of Reconciliation, Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action, Honouring Treaty Promises