We Are All Treaty People

Celebrating multiculturalism in Saskatchewan

  • Published - 19/11/2023
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  • Posted By - OTC
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The Treaty Commissioner of Saskatchewan, Mary Musqua-Culbertson, was pleased to attend the Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan's kick off to Saskatchewan Multicultural week. The ceremony was created to recognize individuals who have made contributions to multiculturalism in Saskatchewan.

At the Office of the Treaty Commissioner of Saskatchewan, we like the Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan, work to ensure the preservation of identity, language, culture, and worldviews. We work towards reconciliation through education and understanding of a shared history. And we all want to see an end to racism and injustice.

Indigenous Peoples in Canada have survived failed attempts to remove these key components of culture, identity, and language, which is why it’s so important we work together to make Canada strong by preserving these.

Commissioner Musqua-Culbertson was pleased to be able to introduce Maureen Lea Keewatin Desjarlais and Angus Lee Desjarlais of Kawacatoose First Nation as the first recipients of the Leading Together Individual Award.

They created the All Nations Gathering Pow Wow as part of their ceremonial mourning journey for their daughter. They consistently show their immersion in nehiyaw traditions, meaningful relationships with Elders, and innovative ways to share culture with non-Indigenous people.

Recognized for the Leading Together Organizational Award was the Treaty Land Sharing Network in Treaty 4 Territory for their work in connecting farmers and Indigenous land users.

The Leading Together Award recognizes work with long-term impact towards reconciliation.