The Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba (TRCM) is a neutral body, created through a partnership between the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs (AMC) and Canada with a mandate to strengthen, rebuild and enhance the Treaty relationship and mutual respect between First Nations and Manitobans as envisaged by the Treaty Parties.
The TRCM will enhance and maintain positive intergovernmental relations and cooperation, conduct independent research that advances discussion on Treaty related issues, and facilitate public understanding of the importance and role of Treaty making in building a stronger and healthier nation.
** Eligible for 1 Professional Development (PD) credit hour **
Marlene Gallagher is an Anishinaabe Ikwe from Sagkeeng First Nation, which is signatory to Treaty No. 1 & 3. Marlene attended residential school. She speaks Anishinaabe (Ojibwa) and takes part in various cultural practices and ceremonies. She possesses both Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education degrees, with double majors in History and English - a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in History from the University of Winnipeg, and a Masters of Education degree from the University of Manitoba. Marlene previously worked as an Education Consultant for the Province of Manitoba. In this position, Marlene worked closely with schools throughout Manitoba to support Aboriginal Education, Cultural Awareness and Community Schools. She worked as a sessional lecturer at the University of Manitoba, University of Winnipeg and Canadian Mennonite University. She has also been a writer/editor with Portage and Main Press and Scholastics Canada. Marlene is currently volunteering on a number of boards relating to education and health, providing support and knowledge from an Indigenous perspective.