UWinnipeg Congratulates Re-appointed Treaty Commissioner James Wilson

James Wilson - Commissioner of the Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba

James Wilson – Commissioner of the Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba

Member of The University of Winnipeg Indigenous Advisory Circle, and University of Winnipeg alum James (Jamie) Wilson has been re-appointed as Commissioner of the Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba (TRCM.) The re-appointment comes after the mandate of the commission was extended to 2016, which will allow the TRCM to continue its work forging cooperative partnerships between Treaty First Nations and provinces, post-secondary institutions and the private sector.

As a founding member of the Indigenous Advisory Circle, Wilson has provided invaluable expertise to The University of Winnipeg. His background has seen him teaching students from K-12, working as a school counselor, developing curriculum and training others in cultural awareness. Wilson holds a multicultural/multi-subject teaching credential, and he has received awards for his outdoor education program on Opaskwayak Cree Nation. He was appointed as the second Commissioner for the TRCM in June of 2010.

As an institution located on Treaty One Territory, in the heart of the Metis nation, The University of Winnipeg has a duty to honour commitments to advance educational opportunities for First Nations, Metis and Inuit students. The University of Winnipeg Indigenous Advisory Circle (UWIAC) is a visionary body that advises the President and Vice-Chancellor, senior administrators, and the University community; and provides an institutional mechanism to contribute Indigenous perspectives to the University’s governance, programs, services and initiatives. The University is grateful for the involvement of community leaders such as James Wilson, and congratulates him on his re-appointment.

 

 

1 Comment

  • Tanis Kolisnyk said...

    An extension granted for your important work is very good news for the Indigenous people of this land and all people in Canada. Congratulations TRCM!