Keynote Speaker - The Honourable Judge Gerald Morin


The Honourable Judge Gerald Morin was born and raised in Cumberland House, SK and is a member of the Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation. He attended Charlebois School up to grade 10, and because there was no high school at home, he left and completed his high school at the L.P. Miller High School in Nipawin, SK, in 1971.

Judge Morin attained his Certificate in Social Work form the University of Regina in 1978. He has worked as a probation officer in Northern Saskatchewan, and a professor at the University of Manitoba, where he taught Community Development.

Judge Morin returned to the University of Saskatchewan and attained his Law Degree in 1987. He practiced law in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan at the Pandila-Morin Law Office, and appeared in all levels of court including the Supreme Court of Canada. Judge Morin received a Queen’s Counsel designation in1999 — the first Aboriginal person to receive a Q.C. designation in the history of Saskatchewan.

Judge Morin was appointed to the Provincial Court of Saskatchewan on January 24, 2001. He has since developed and has been delivering The Cree Court.


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