We Are All Treaty People

A Statement from the Treaty Commissioner of Saskatchewan

  • Published - 09/07/2021
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  • Posted By - OTC
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It has been an amazing week for women.

Kahsennenhawe Sky-Deer was elected the Grand Chief of the Mohawk Council of Kahnawake. She is the first LGBTQ2S+ and woman to hold the title in what’s been called a historic moment.

Mary Simon was selected as Canada’s first Indigenous Governor General. Simon is an Officer of the Order of Canada, and advocate for Inuit rights and culture in Canada. She rightly said, her appointment was historic and an important step forward in the long journey towards reconciliation.

Then we saw RoseAnne Archibald elected as the first woman national Chief of the Assembly of First Nations. Archibald has a long history of firsts including the female deputy grand chief Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN), for Mushkegowuk Council, and as Ontario regional chief.

We continue to see institutions embracing the role of women as leaders and we continue to break through the glass ceiling. Each woman who sits in a leadership role shows the next generation what is possible.

Congratulations to these new leaders.