Nation-Based Sovereign-Based Government

FNT2T Welcomes Life Long Learning Lodge (LLLL) Keeper

September 30, 2019

Treaty 2 Territory – The Government of First Nations in Treaty 2 Territory would like to welcome Allen Sutherland as their Life Long Learning Lodge (LLLL) Keeper.  

Allen Sutherland / Waabiskhi Mazinishin Mishtadim (White Spotted Horse), Anishinaabek Saulteaux member of Skownan First Nation and of the Bizhiw Doodem (Lynx Clan).

Allen had the opportunity of working within First Nations, Federal and Provincial Governments, including grassroots community work for over 30 years. Allen provides professional facilitation and training under his own company of WHITE SPOTTED HORSE, Inc, where he is a sought-after resources person on the history and cultures of Indigenous Nations of Canada. Allen is a Registered Professional Trainer (RPT), Professional Certified Heritage Interpreter, Certified Practitioner of Time Line Therapy and Traditional Knowledge Holder. 

Allen’s native roots run deep and always present, leaving him in the unique position of being a conduit between cultures and is a role model as a Life Long Learner. 

Allen Also provides the Anishinaabek Cultural Historical Awareness with an First Nation historical timeline poster that he has created, it provides:

  • Information to clarify thinking and dispel myths and stereotypes about Indigenous Peoples of Canada. 
  • Establishes linkages between historical events and present-day issues. 
  • It covers Anishinaabek history and culture, demographics and today’s social and legal issues, sovereignty and treaties, and traditional teachings and storytelling. 
  • The ultimate goal of learning the Anishinaabek Cultural Historical perspective is to build a greater understanding and respect of the ‘Anishinaabe World View’.

Allen is presently a member of the Speakers Bureau of the Treaty Relationships Commission of Manitoba and was recently employed as the Indigenous Relations Officer for Parks Canada – Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site

Allen will soon meet with the LLL committee to discuss next steps in each of the areas of the LLL work plan. The next few weeks make for exciting ones as LLLL Keeper begin reaching out to support the great work taking place within membership of the First Nations in Treaty 2 Territory.

Last modified: September 30, 2019

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