In the Spirit of Our Forefathers

“We need . . . to bring out the resilience in First Nations children so they can compete in the world”

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.

New Year, New Stories

Hello and Happy 2023!
As we start this new year, we need you now more than ever. In these uncertain times, it is crucial that reliable media remains available to everyone. That is why we depend on your support to keep our journalism accessible and independent. From the economy to political polarization, the challenges our society is facing this year are too important for half truths. At The Walrus, the future of journalism is funded by engaged citizens like you. Together, we can preserve the integrity of Canadian media and ensure that our democracy thrives. Will you join us?
With thanks,
Jennifer Hollett
Executive Director