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Courtney Bear

Master’s in Development Practice (MDP) in Indigenous Development


Courtney BearCourtney Bear is a member of Peguis First Nation however she was born and raised in Selkirk, Manitoba. In 2017 she graduated from the University of Winnipeg with a Bachelor's of Arts in Criminal Justice and Conflict Resolution. After completing her degree Courtney participated in the Indigenous Summer Scholars Program (ISSP) where she conducted research with Dr. Melanie O’Gorman on clean drinking water in First Nations reserves. It was through the ISSP that Courtney's interest in pursing graduate school began.

Courtney is married with six children who inspire her to pursue her goals and dreams. Her passion is working with Indigenous peoples and she believes is education is a key to success. Courtney has determination and a drive to complete her Master's in Indigenous Development because she wants to be a role model for her family and other Indigenous people.