The MDP Advisory Circle
Master’s in Development Practice (MDP) in Indigenous Development
The Advisory Circle is a body comprised of individuals, both internal and external to the University, with a shared interest and expertise in Indigenous Development. The Circle provides an institutional mechanism to facilitate the contribution of Indigenous perspectives and development practitioner insights to the MDP program. Members have expertise and professional experience in a range of relevant areas, including, but not limited to, health, education, economic development, governance, human rights, and the environment.
Advisory Circle members serve as informed advocates in local, national and international communities for the advancement of the Master's in Development Practice at The University of Winnipeg.
Dr. Wendy Makoons Geniusz
Brent Ballingall, Aboriginal Affairs Manager, CN
Dr. Jaime Cidro, Department of Anthropology, The University of Winnipeg
Wayne Dunn, Wayne Dunn & Associates
Chief Glenn Hudson, Peguis First Nation
Leah LaPlante, Economic Development Associate Minister, Manitoba Metis Federation
Dr. Mary Jane McCallum, Department of History, The University of Winnipeg
Dr. Paul De Pasquale, Department of English, The University of Winnipeg
Dr. Julie Pelletier, Chair, Department of Indigenous Studies
Claire Reid, MDP Director
Diane Roussin, Project Director, The Winnipeg Boldness Project
Dr. Leslie Spillett, Executive Director, Ka Ni Kanichihk Inc.
Dr. Octaviana Trujillo, Professor of Applied Indigenous Studies at Northern Arizona University
Commissioner James Wilson, Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba
John Fox, Male Representative, Aboriginal Student Council, The University of Winnipeg
Raven Hart-Bellecourt, Female Representative, Aboriginal Student Council, The University of Winnipeg
Leah McDonnell, MDP Student Associate, The University of Winnipeg
Dev Kashyap, MDP Student Association, The University of Winnipeg