Saskatchewan’s First Indigenous Judge,
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. Morin attained his Certificate in Social Work from 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. In 1987, he returned to the University of Saskatchewan for his Law Degree. He has 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 in 1999—the first Indigenous 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, and retired in 2019.