We Are All Treaty People

Statement from the Office of the Treaty Commissioner on the appointment of Judge David Arnot to the Canadian Senate

  • Published - 29/07/2021
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  • Posted By - OTC
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The Office of the Treaty Commissioner is pleased to congratulate former Treaty Commissioner of Saskatchewan Judge David Arnot for his well-deserved appointment to the Senate of Canada.

Arnot was the second Treaty Commissioner of Saskatchewan, from 1997 to 2007, and during his time in the role he coined the term “We are all Treaty people” to capture the nature of the Treaty relationship in Canada. He was also a driver in the creation of the “Teaching Treaties in the Classroom Project” ensuring Treaty education was permanently a part of the Saskatchewan curriculum.

“Judge Arnot has a deep understanding of the pillars of treaty implementation and reconciliation and undertook this work long before it was popular. The Senate will be complimented by the knowledge that he has painstakingly and patiently acquired. He will be a voice of reason and compassion,” said Mary Culbertson, Treaty Commissioner of Saskatchewan.

Arnot remains a valued mentor to the Office of the Treaty Commission and speakers bureau member.