We Are All Treaty People

Statement from the Office of the Treaty Commissioner

  • Published - 15/10/2021
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  • Posted By - OTC
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The Office of the Treaty Commissioner congratulates the six people to be invested into the Saskatchewan Order of Merit, this November.

Among them are professor Solomon Ratt, who teaches Department of Indigenous Languages, Arts, and Cultures at the First Nations University of Canada, and Chief Marie-Anne DayWalker-Pelletier, C.M., the longest serving female chief in Saskatchewan, and Dr. Michael Bishop (who as a long-serving physician in Kamsack delivered Treaty Commissioner Mary Culbertson).

Commissioner Culbertson was pleased to see these individuals recognized for their contributions to the province and reflected on their role in her life.

“I took a class with Solomon Ratt, and Chief Marie-Anne, she has been an inspiration and role model,” she said.

The commissioner works to share the influences of these individuals with others, championing women in leadership and encouraging the importance of Indigenous languages.

The Saskatchewan Order of Merit was established in 1985 to recognize excellence and achievement from outstanding Saskatchewan citizens.