Articles or Illustrations by George E. Lafond
George E. Lafond, a member of the Muskeg Lake Cree Nation, in Saskatchewan, has worked in recreation at the band level, taught high school in Saskatoon, and served as tribal and vice-tribal chief for the Saskatoon Tribal Council. George believes that reconciliation—which means building a common understanding of the treaty relationship, treaty history, and the spirit and intent of treaties—is a key challenge that the current generation of leaders must undertake. He brings this conviction to his role as treaty commissioner.
“We need . . . to bring out the resilience in First Nations children so they can compete in the world”