Speakers Bureau

Do you need a speaker for a public event or a classroom? We offer a Speakers Bureau comprised of accomplished experts who are able to discuss a wide variety of topics related to Treaties. 

The Speakers Bureau is the TRCM’s innovative way of enhancing the Treaty Relationship. By facilitating dialogues, we strive to promote understanding of the Treaties from both Canadian and First Nation perspectives. The Speakers are all diverse community leaders who each deliver Treaty education from their own perspective.

Our Bureau members include: teachers, lawyers, historians, residential school survivors, knowledge keepers and Elders. If you would like to see some of the topics and areas of expertise the Speakers Bureau has to offer, visit our speakers profiles page. Speakers Bureau presentations and requests can be made here.


Elder Harry Bone

The Spirit and Intent of Treaties

“Elder Bone’s speech was very inspiring. It was refreshing to hear the First Nation perspective of the story rather than hear about First Nations as an inconvenience.”

Dr. Jean Friesen

Historical Aspects of Treaties

“This session demonstrated to me how interested people are in the topic and their thirst to learn more, particularly from the Aboriginal perspective. People were hoping it would have been longer as they found Dr. Friesen’s presentation so informative.”

Aimée Craft

Legal Perspective of Treaties

“A deep appreciation! I felt heartened and enlightened. I would want to hear more; Aimee speaks very well. This is my first visit to the TRCM and I will be coming again! Keep up the great work!”

Kevin Lamoureux

Historical and Contemporary Aspects to Treaties

“Kevin is one of the most inspirational speakers I ever heard in my life. His extensive knowledge of Treaties has opened my eyes to things I never knew and I definitely want to hear more!”

We are available to audiences looking to enhance their knowledge, increase awareness, and continue to develop their understanding of the Treaties and the Treaty Relationship.

Audiences we often visit include:

  • Schools
  • Post-Secondary Institutions
  • Federal, Provincial and Municipal Government Departments
  • First Nations
  • Voluntary Sector Organizations
  • Cultural Centres
  • Conferences
  • Libraries

We welcome all inquiries and requests for the speakers to attend events, workshops, schools, symposiums and panel discussions. Due to availability and scheduling, we ask that interested groups complete and submit a completed Speaker Request form (PDF).