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Culbertson determined to use role at OTC to move reconciliation forward – STF

September 22, 2019

You don’t have to talk to Mary Culbertson for very long to realize this is an individual who is not easily surprised. This is due to the simple fact she has seen things from so many different angles. That tends to all but remove naive idealism from the conversation.

As the first woman to occupy the position of Treaty Commissioner of Saskatchewan since early 2018, the University of Saskatchewan graduate is a lawyer by profession. During the past two decades she has worked with the federal, provincial and territorial governments and with a host of Indigenous organizations.

That experience has made her all too aware of the level of bureaucracy that often impedes meaningful work on the path to truth and reconciliation, despite claims to the contrary.

Sitting in her office at the Office of the Treaty Commissioner, Culbertson acknowledged her level of frustration at the lack of genuine participation among the various parties when at the negotiating table.

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