Originally from southern Ontario, Dr. Marie Wilson has lived in the Northwest Territories for 40 years. Dr. Wilson was a Commissioner of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC), 2009-2015 and was previously a longtime journalist, program host, broadcast executive and trainer. She has been a university lecturer and a high school teacher and journalism trainer in South Africa, Europe and South America. Dr. Wilson is honoured by several recognitions for public service and social justice. She recently walked 550 km on an ancient pilgrimage trail. She is most blessed by three adult children, four grandchildren and her husband, the Honourable Stephen Kakfwi, former Dene Nation Chief and N.W.T. Premier.