Sharon Helen Venne


Sharon Helen Venne (Old Woman Bear) is Cree, but through marriage she is a citizen of the Blood Tribe in Treaty Seven. She played an active role in the national and international struggles of many Indigenous peoples, including the Lubicon Cree and Dene Nation. Sharon has a master’s degree in law from the University of Alberta and is writing a doctoral thesis on the treaty rights of Indigenous peoples and international law. Our Elders Understand Our Rights: Evolving International Law Regarding Indigenous Peoples is her first book with Theytus.