Order of Canada nomination leaves P.A. judge at a loss for words – SaskToday.ca
January 10, 2023
Gerald Morin helped pave the way for the Cree-speaking provincial court system during his years as a judge.
PRINCE ALBERT – Prince Albert judge Gerald Morin was at a loss for words when he received the call from the Governor General’s office, and learning that he was named an officer of the Order of Canada.
“My only response was, ‘wow’,” said Morin. “It was rather different.”
Morin grew up in Cumberland House, Sask. and is a member of the Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation. After starting out in the criminal justice system as a probation officer in 1973 and becoming a single father, Morin was determined to follow his dream of becoming a lawyer and eventually enrolled into the law program at the University of Saskatchewan in 1984.
After graduating, he came back to Prince Albert and began his lifelong career of integrating the Cree language into the court system.
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