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“Change is Within Our Reach”

Multiple award winner and nominee, including Global Citizen, YMCA Women of Distinction and Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women, Dr. Shauneen Pete is a recognized authority on ‘Indigenization’, Transforming Education and Organizations to suit local cultures. Co-Producer of television show ‘The Four’ and RezX Magazine writer, Shauneen is a highly sought after First Nations storyteller and Presenter on Women’s Leadership.

Dr. Shauneen Pete is from Little Pine First Nation in Saskatchewan Canada.  She has been an educator for almost 30 years.  She has worked as a teacher and Educational Consultant for Indian and Metis Education for an urban school division.  Upon completion of her Doctoral degree she assumed responsibilities as an Assistant Professor at the University of Regina.  She then served as the Vice-President (Academic) and later was the Interim President at First Nations University of Canada.  Dr. Pete is an Associate Professor at the University of Regina and is serving her third year as the Executive Lead – Indigenization.  In this role she provides leadership to every academic and administrative unit in the university. 

As an Indigenous scholar, Dr. Pete has presented at the local, provincial, national and international level. Dr. Pete’s expertise in Aboriginal Education led to invitations to join the Paul Martin Expert Panel on Aboriginal Education and the Social Science and Humanities Research Council’s (SSHRC) Aboriginal Advisory Circle.  Her leadership in the area of Post-secondary Indigenization led to the invitation to be the Inaugural Indigenous Scholar in Residence at Nipissing University, in North Bay, ON (2016) and the Inaugural Indigenous Scholar in Residence at New Mexico State University (2012).  Dr. Pete’s leadership is recognized locally and nationally.  She was twice nominated as Canada’s 100 Most Powerful Women (2010, 2011).  Recent awards include the YWCA Women of Distinction Award (Cultural Heritage, 2012) and Global Citizen Award (2015).

Dr. Shauneen Pete is from Little Pine First Nation in Saskatchewan Canada.  She has been an educator for almost 30 years.  She has worked as a teacher and Educational Consultant for Indian and Metis Education for an urban school division.  Upon completion of her Doctoral degree she assumed responsibilities as an Assistant Professor at the University of Regina.  She then served as the Vice-President (Academic) and later was the Interim President at First Nations University of Canada.  Dr. Pete is an Associate Professor at the University of Regina and is serving her third year as the Executive Lead – Indigenization.  In this role she provides leadership to every academic and administrative unit in the university. 

As an Indigenous scholar, Dr. Pete has presented at the local, provincial, national and international level. Dr. Pete’s expertise in Aboriginal Education led to invitations to join the Paul Martin Expert Panel on Aboriginal Education and the Social Science and Humanities Research Council’s (SSHRC) Aboriginal Advisory Circle.  Her leadership in the area of Post-secondary Indigenization led to the invitation to be the Inaugural Indigenous Scholar in Residence at Nipissing University, in North Bay, ON (2016) and the Inaugural Indigenous Scholar in Residence at New Mexico State University (2012).  Dr. Pete’s leadership is recognized locally and nationally.  She was twice nominated as Canada’s 100 Most Powerful Women (2010, 2011).  Recent awards include the YWCA Women of Distinction Award (Cultural Heritage, 2012) and Global Citizen Award (2015).

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