Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba
Connie Wyatt-Anderson is an educator from The Pas, Manitoba. She taught high school history and geography on the adjacent Opaskwayak Cree Nation for 22 years, leaving in 2014 to focus on pedagogical writing. She has been involved in the creation of student learning materials and curricula at the provincial, national, and international level, and has contributed to a number of textbooks, teacher support guides, and school publications, including co- authorship of the Grade 11 Canadian history textbook currently used in Manitoba schools. Connie co-wrote and designed Manitoba’s Treaty Education Initiative and continues to teachers and school leaders under that initiative.
Connie is vice-president of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, chair of the Geographical Names Board of Canada, and a member of University College of the North’s governing council. Connie has written for the Globe and Mail, Canada’s History, Canadian Geographic, and the Canadian Encyclopedia. She has received numerous awards, including the 2014 Governor General’s Award for Excellence in Teaching Canadian History, and the 2017 Manitoba Metis Federation’s Distinguished Leader in Education. She lives in the Carrot Valley, west of The Pas, with her husband and two daughters.
(Those of us familiar with Connie’s work are delighted she has agreed to take on the role of writer for this project. ~ LM)