Treaty Commissioner James B. Wilson


  • Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba
  • Treaties/Treaty Relationship
  • Treaty Education
  • First Nations’ Education (Outdoor Education)

James B. (Jamie) Wilson, B.A., U.S.T.C., M.Ed.
B.A. (University of Winnipeg)
U.S Multi-subject Teaching Credential, (California State University, Sacramento)
M.Ed. Administration (University of Manitoba)

Jamie holds a multicultural/multi-subject teaching credential and has teaching experience from K through 12. He has been a school counsellor, a curriculum developer and a cultural awareness trainer. Jamie has experience conducting various sports camps, classes in survival, land navigation, subsistence living and group counselling.

Jamie served in the U.S. Army’s Special Operations receiving the award of Distinguished Honour Graduate. He received his US Jump Wings, British and Canadian Parachutist Wings and was placed on the 2nd Ranger Battalion Super Squad Award for athletic distinction.

He was a member of Canada’s National Age Group Triathlon team and received both provincial and national environmental awards for his outdoor education program at Joe A. Ross School on Opaskwayak Cree Nation. He was selected as Citizen of the Year for the community of The Pas in 2008.

As a Traditionalist, Jamie has advocated for the equality of women in ceremony and in leadership. Jamie was specifically honored in the Manitoba Legislature in April of 2010 for his outstanding accomplishments while Director of Education for the Opaskwayak Education Authority. On June 19, 2010 through a Federal Order-in-Council, Jamie was appointed as the second Treaty Commissioner for the Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba. He was re-appointed as the Treaty Commissioner for three years on March 10, 2011, from April 1, 2011 to March 31, 2014.

Jamie is married to Kristin Erickson and has three children.