Colleen Cameron, she is from the Beardys Okemasis First Nation in Treaty 6 area of Saskatchewan where father is from and her mother is from the Cowessess First Nation in Treaty 4, her parents met at the Lebret Residential School. Colleen studied at the University of Saskatchewan her focus was on research and methodology of Indigenous Studies.
Colleen is an Account Executive, Indigenous Business Development, SaskTel and has been in this role for 15 years. In this role Colleen assists all Indigenous communities First Nation and Metis, businesses and organizations in providing expertise in Technology, Network and Infrastructure and being a trusted advisor to these communities. Colleen and the team have been instrumental at SaskTel in the project management of the rural Fiber construction to all First Nations in Saskatchewan (all FN Schools, Health Clinics and Governance offices have Fiber) today she is currently working on the last mile of connectivity and Indigenous Engagement.
Prior to that she was Manager of the Special Projects and Speakers Bureau for the Office of the Treaty Commissioner for 7 years where her primary role was to bring an understanding of the Treaty Relationship to residents of Saskatchewan both Indigenous and non-Indigenous.
Colleen is a Saskatchewan Human Rights Commissioner appointed by the Government of Saskatchewan in 2015 and was reappointed in 2020.
Colleen has been Chair for 15 years of the SaskTel Indigenous Youth Awards of Excellence, to date have honored over 6000 Indigenous youth in the province.
Colleen was a Board Member for 10 years with St. Paul’s Hospital in Saskatoon, a community /inner-city hospital in Saskatoon, and 2 years Chair of the St. Paul’s Foundation Hospital in Saskatoon raising money for numerous health initiatives specifically in Indigenous health care.