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Sharon McLeod

Contract Faculty

Sharon McLeod
Contact Information


Religion and Culture


  • Aboriginal Issues
  • First Nations
  • History
  • Human Rights
  • Indigenous Governance and Politics
  • Indigenous Issues
  • Indigenous Politics
  • Public Health
  • Religion

Areas of Expertise:

  • Indigenous Spirituality

Languages Spoken:

  • English

Available To:

  • Appear on radio or TV
  • Appear as a public speaker
  • Provide comment to media
  • Write articles
  • Discuss research with industry, government, and others


Sharon McLeod was born in Grand Rapids, Manitoba with family roots in Norway House. Her educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Manitoba, majoring in History and minoring in Native Studies. She also has a Masters of Arts Integrated Studies degree through Athabasca University in 2007.

McLeod obtained heritage training through the Manitoba Museum’s Aboriginal Internship Program and the Association of Manitoba Museums' Basic Level Certificate Program. She is also the former Chair of the Manitoba Heritage Grants Program and one of the founding faculty members and Area Chair for the Northern and Aboriginal Studies Program at UCN. During her tenure at UCN, she assisted to facilitate the development of the Aboriginal Self Government Administration Diploma Program and the Aboriginal and Northern Studies Degree Program. McLeod is the former Institutional Representative for the University of the Arctic Council.

She is currently a contract faculty member in the Department of Religion and Culture at The University of Winnipeg, sits on the Reconciliation Council for the Canadian Museums Association, and is a Member for the Standing Indigenous Advisory Council for the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. She also works as the Case Manager for the Sayisi Dene First Nation's Jordan's Principle Program.

Media and Research Expert