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Taylor Wilson

Taylor Wilson Taylor Wilson is a member of Fisher River Cree Nation. In 2016, she graduated from the University of Winnipeg with her Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Anthropology and Conflict Resolution. Taylor has a strong interest in policy research and upon graduating she decided to take time off before returning to her Master’s degree to explore her research interests. Since graduating Taylor joined a research team at Red River College on a SSHRC funded project looking at the impacts of early childhood intervention on families in a subsidized housing complex here in Winnipeg and recently completed the Indigenous Summer Scholars Program (ISSP) at with the University of Winnipeg Graduate Studies department. These projects solidified Taylor’s desire to pursue research in areas that have a positive impact.

Taylor grew up both in her home community and in Winnipeg. Inspired by her community’s commitment to self-governance, her grandfather, David Crate’s, commitment to his community, and fellow Indigenous people’s commitment to Indigenous livelihood and decolonization. Taylor hopes that by further pursuing her education she can contribute to these as well.

Taylor’s interests lie in Indigenous education, food and nutrition, and social policy. She hopes to expand her knowledge not only in development, but in Indigenous ways of knowing, and truly believes the MDP program will be able to do that.