David Arnot

Former chief human rights commissioner for Saskatchewan

  • Arnot's lengthy legal career has included chairing the Canadian Judges' Forum of the Canadian Bar Association, serving as director general of Aboriginal justice for the federal Department of Justice, and acting as chief commissioner for Saskatchewan's Human Rights Commission. While serving as a provincial court judge in 1993, he worked with the Poundmaker First Nation to promote healing and giving voice to victims in legal proceedings, which involved the use of sentencing circles and restorative justice in seeking resolutions. He also contributed to "Teaching Treaties in the Classroom", for which he received recognition in 2004 by the UN Special Rapporteur on Racism.

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