We Are All Treaty People

Elizabeth Zdunich

Elizabeth (Liz) Zdunich is a certified teacher who enjoys the adventure of learning and revitalizing Cree language and culture.  She holds a Certificate in Indigenous Languages, a B.Ed, and a B.A.(Hons.) from the University of Saskatchewan. 

Liz is a member of the Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation and is a descendant of Rock Cree and Scottish ancestry.  A northerner at heart, Liz has called the prairie home for the past decade. She currently lives on a grain farm with her husband, three children and a herd of bison. 

Inspired by the strong women in her family lineage Liz has continued to learn about traditional uses of medicinal plants, healthy relationships and to learn from the land. She shares rich cultural knowledge with students in a hands-on way as well as through story. 

Guiding schools to as they collaboratively write land acknowledgements in a meaningful way is a positive part of her work. Liz specializes in Indigenous Perspectives and Treaty Education implementation in the classroom.


The Treaties: Treaty History, Treaty Relationship, Treaty Responsibilities, Spirit and Intent of Treaty

The Indian Act: Negative Implications, Indian Residential Schools, Pass System

Indigenous Culture: Cultural Resilience, Strength of Women, Beginner Cree Language Instruction, Myths & Misconceptions

Treaty Implementation: Truth & Reconciliation Calls to Action, Resilience & Revitalization

Indigenous Language: Connecting to Language, Storytelling, Making Meaning Through Language Revitalization

Youth Advocacy & Leadership