We Are All Treaty People

OTC and Sask. Reconciliation Groups introduce a Vision for Reconciliation

  • Published - 12/09/2019
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  • Posted By - OTC
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The Office of the Treaty Commissioner and its Reconciliation partners across the province are pleased to publicly introduce a made-in-Saskatchewan Vision for Truth and Reconciliation through Treaty Implementation.  We are asking people to believe in, and work towards, a better future for everyone.

“We believe that if we can come together on a common vision for success, that we can better work together, and determine how progress is being made.” said Treaty Commissioner of Saskatchewan, Mary Culbertson.

OTC has been working with partners since 2014 to develop the Vision for Reconciliation. In this process, we’ve asked thousands of Indigenous and non-Indigenous citizens from Saskatchewan about the reconciliation story they’d like to tell in a generation. The vision was created based on feedback from community leaders, Elders, Residential School Survivors, and the public. 

Learning about history, building relationships, having vibrant cultures and building systems that work for everyone – those are the elements people have described as crucial for successful reconciliation.

The Treaty Relationship was intended to be one of mutual benefit,” Culbertson said. “There is a long road ahead of us and we believe this vision is something that can be used to guide all Treaty People on the journey.”

Across the province people of action are coming together to build relationships, trust, and understanding among local leaders, and to make positive change in their community. These include coalitions in Saskatoon, Regina, Heart of Treaty Six (Lloydminster, Onion Lake, Frog Lake, Poundmaker), Yellow Quill/Kelvington, Prince Albert and Prairie Rivers Reconciliation (Warman, Martensville, One Arrow, Osler), Nipawin, Battlefords, and Yorkton.

“As Senator Murray Sinclair, Chief Commissioner of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission says, ‘It begins with a vision of reconciliation and measuring all that we do against that vision.’ That is the goal of our work,” said Rhett Sangster, OTC’s Director Reconciliation, Community Partnerships.”

To see the entire vision and how we got there visit, We are All Treaty People: A Vision for Truth and Reconciliation through Treaty Implementation