We Are All Treaty People

OTC at the 2017 National Congress on Rural Education

  • Published - 28/03/2017
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  • Posted By - OTC
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The Office of the Treaty Commissioner was happy to be at the 2017 National Congress on Rural Education in Canada.

The conversation about reconciliation was central to the conference held in Saskatoon and included members of our speaker’s bureau throughout the March 26 to 28 event.

Annie Battiste spoke at the breakout session on “what is reconciliation and why is it important.” Lyndon Linklater spoke about treaties and the treaty relationship.

During the workshop on Responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action, the OTC executive director Harry Lafond, was joined by director, reconciliation and community partnerships Rhett Sangster and former treaty commissioner David Arnot. They spoke about reconciliation and how to move forward to live together. This presentation can be found online.

On the final day, Sangster was part of the telling of the story of Reconciliation Saskatoon along with Neal Kewistep from the Saskatoon Health Region, Carol Cooley from Saskatoon Public Library and Dave Moors from the United Church. It was about challenging and inspiring people to start their own reconciliation work in their own communities.

Media on the conference:

Horizon EJournalism