Our Name

oski-pimohtahtamwak otayisīniwiwaw (Nehiyawak)
oski pima ci-owat ici ki-kay-dam-o-win-ing (Nakawē)
wana oicimani tecawosdodyē uncumpi (Dakota)
they are into their new journey to knowledge (English)

Friday, November 3, 2017

Interview with Ron Crowe: Guest Speaker

by the students of Oski-pimohtahtamwak otayisīniwiwaw

Question: What roles do you play in your community? What are some of your past positions?

Ron Crowe: Land Designation Coordinator for Treaty 4 Trust. My current role is to provide information and public education to Treaty 4 citizens and our neighbours about the properties that we are stewards of in Fort Qu'Appelle. I also work with Leadership Training at JSGS Public Policy School at the University of Regina. Some of the positions I've held are Chair of the Treaty 4 Chiefs Forum; Tribal Chair of the FHQTC; and Chair of the Hospital, now the All Nations Healing Hospital.

Question: What presence do First Nations have in Fort Qu'Appelle?

Ron Crowe: We have a historical relationship with this area by virtue of Treaty and Treaty 4 negotiations. Industry and business has been built because of our population presence in this area. We've taken a larger role in communication and public education by the virtue of the Treaty 4 Gathering, and the attention and prominence that brings ensures our participation in many activities in Fort Qu'Appelle. We are not invisible, not just by seeing us walking down the street, and not just stereotypical activities, but we are involved in all things and all parts of this community.

Question: What message do you want the youth to remember after today's presentation?

Ron Crowe: You make a difference. You will make a difference. You might not think that you have a role in what goes on. When I was in high school, I was fairly invisible, kind of blended in and out. I have since been able to find the ability to speak to people and share a message. I've always taken an interest in what happens in our community. Those kinds of activities will make a difference in your life. When you care about the citizens of your communities, you will make a difference. You might have other passions and interests, and that's fine There is no better feeling than to be able to help your fellow citizens.

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