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OTC congratulates Gilbert Kewistep for award

  • Published - 20/09/2021
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  • Posted By - OTC
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The Office of the Treaty Commissioner congratulates Gilbert Kewistep for being the 2021 recipient of The Ravi Maithel Find-A-Way Award.

This award is designed to honour people who accomplish a task that others thought was impossible. Gilbert’s drive and support of reconciliation in Saskatchewan makes him so worthy of this recognition.

Gilbert has contributed time, energy, and knowledge towards the foundation of three reconciliation circles – Reconciliation Saskatoon, Prairie Rivers Reconciliation and Yellow Quill Reconciliation. He is a residential school survivor, a knowledge keeper, a professor of social work at the First Nations University of Canada, and he works to support many initiatives in his community.

Gilbert continues to be an inspiration to all of us working on reconciliation and Treaty implementation. The OTC team was so pleased to be able to celebrate this honour with him and see him receive the much-deserved recognition at a ceremony in Saskatoon Sept. 16.