We Are All Treaty People

Delvin Kanêwiyakiho

Delvin Kanêwiyakiho joins the Office of the Treaty Commissioners Speakers Bureau with 28 years experience as an educator with Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools. A certified Treaty Catalyst teacher, he helps colleagues with their Treaty teaching using the Treaty curriculum and uses his own experiences to give students a good start in their journey.

In 2015 Kanêwiyakiho received Indspire's 2015 Guiding the Journey: Indigenous Educator Award in the Language, Culture and Traditions category. He has cultural currency to speak about most things related to Treaty and nehiyaw settler relations in Canada. 

Kanêwiyakiho is Plains Cree raised on Little Pine First Nation.



The Treaties: Treaty History, Treaty Relationship, Treaty Responsibilities. Spirit & Intent of Treaties, Treaty Land Entitlement

The Indian Act: History of the Indian Act, Negative Implications, Indian Residential Schools, Pass System, Contemporary Realities, 60s scoop, Natural Resources Transfer Act

Indigenous Culture: Worldview, Language Systems, Tribal/Nation Systems, Pre-Contact History, Cultural Resilience, Strength of Women, Language & Ceremony, Cree Language Instruction, Myths and Misconceptions, Powwow

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

Treaty Implementation: United Nations Declaration on the Right of Indigenous Peoples, Truth & Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action, Resilience & Revitalization, Honouring Treaty Promises

Positive Race Relations: Multicultural Inclusivity, Human Rights, Race Relations and Diversity, Cultural, Social and Economic Rights

Indigenous Language: Connecting to Language, Language as Medicine, Storytelling, Making Meaning Through Language Revitalization, Language Curriculum Development

Youth Advocacy & Leadership

Anti-Racism Education: White Supremacy, Diversity and Inclusion as a Result of Equity, History and Contemporary Issues, Language and Research, Colonization, Allyship, How Inequity has been Normalized

Anti-Oppressive Education: Gender and Sexual Diversity, Two-Spirit Teachings, Workplace Discrepancies, Intercultural Communications, Social Location, Language & research, How Inequity Plays in the Workplace