We Are All Treaty People

Rhett Sangster

Rhett coordinates the OTC’s efforts to promote reconciliation, trust and partnerships among residents of Saskatchewan. Rhett grew up in Treaty 6 territory (Tisdale) and is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan (B.A. Political Studies). He moved to Ottawa in 2000 to become a Foreign Service Officer and has spent the brunt of his career working on issues of international conflict and peace building. He spent three years posted as a diplomat in Turkey, led a successful effort to improve dialogue and cooperation between Afghan and Pakistani border officials, and coordinated Canadian international policy on mediation, peace processes and the effects of war on women and girls.

Rhett accepted a Rotary Peace Fellowship in 2012 and graduated in May 2014 with a Masters in International Development Policy from Duke University. His thesis focused on conflict prevention and reconciliation in Saskatchewan.

Rhett joined the OTC in the summer of 2014 is very excited to be back living so close to family and friends in Saskatchewan. Rhett is married and has two children, a daughter who has just started kindergarten, and a two-year old son.