OTC executive director recognized as a U of S Canada 150 Citizen
September 11, 2017
The OTC executive director, Harry Lafond, is being recognized for his work towards Reconciliation.
As part of the U of S Canada 150 Project, the University of Saskatchewan is recognizing 10 remarkable members of the university community as U of S Canada 150 Citizens. These individuals have significantly contributed to Canada becoming a more diverse, inclusive and environmentally sustainable country.
The honourees were nominated by members of the public, and were selected for exemplifying the Canada 150 themes of diversity and inclusion, reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples, environment and youth.
Harry is an advocate for Indigenous Peoples and the Cree language. He has a range of experience in politics and academics, and not only is he currently the executive director of the Office of the Treaty Commissioner, he serves as chair of the Board of Trustees First Nations Trust.
Previously, he served his nation as chief, and worked as the Director of Education and as the principal of Kihiw Waciston School.
A member of the U of S Senate from 1995-2002, Harry is also a university lecturer who guides his students in developing visions for reconciliation in their own lives, and inspires participation beyond the classroom.