Keeseekoose woman province’s new Treaty Commissioner
- EFN Staff | February 01, 2018
The Office of the Treaty Commissioner (OTC) along with the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN) and the Government of Canada made a recent announcement of the appointment of Mary Culbertson as the new Treaty Commissioner of Saskatchewan.
“We are excited to welcome Mary Culbertson as the new Treaty Commissioner and look forward to working with her as we continue down the path of Treaty fulfillment and Reconciliation,” said Harry Lafond, OTC executive director in a statement posted on the OTC website.
According to a biography found on the Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada website, Culbertson is a member of the Keeseekoose First Nation in Saskatchewan and has almost 20 years professional experience working in the federal, provincial and territorial governments and with Indigenous organizations.
To the position, Culbertson brings her extensive experience in public and community service and background in family, criminal and Aboriginal law as well as dispute resolution.
Culbertson begins immediately and will serve as commissioner until January 28, 2021.