The Advisory Council

The VOICE Advisory Council adds value to the project by bringing together distinguished individuals who represent a range of regional, provincial, and national and research interests. The role of the Council is to provide perspectives to the research activities, as well as recommend ways to disseminate and ultimately use the findings from the research activities.

 Dr. Gerald Farthing, Deputy Minister of Education and Advanced Learning, Manitoba (Chair)Dr. Marie Battiste, Director, Aboriginal Learning Centre, University of SaskatchewanMr. David Chartrand, President, Manitoba Métis FederationDr. Doris Cook, Akwasasne First Nation, QuebecMr. Ray Derksen, Superintendent, Frontier School DivisionMs. Carolyn Duhamel, Executive Director, Manitoba School Boards AssociationMs. Anna Fontaine (2013)/ Mr. John deFrancesco (2014), Regional Director General, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, Manitoba RegionGrand Chief David Harper, Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak, Inc.Ms. Savanna Henderson, Student, University College of the NorthMr. Lorne Keeper, Executive Director, Manitoba First Nations Education Resource CentreMr. Ryan Land, Manager of Corporate Affairs, Vale Mining (Thompson)Dr. David Natcher, Director, Indigenous Land Management Institute, University of SaskatchewanMs. Stella Neff, Elder and Chair of University College of the North Elders CouncilMs. Ruth Norton, Elder, Sagkeeng First Nation