Canadian National Railway (CN)

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

Field Placement Studdents at CN

Megan Prydun and Kirsten Junker-Andersen were introduced to corporate culture and strategies during their placement with the Canadian National Railway (CN). From learning how train yards work to building connections with Indigenous communities CN track runs through, they were provided with the opportunity to view Indigenous development issues in Canada from different perspectives. Their most impactful experiences were when they accompanied the Manager of Aboriginal Relations into Indigenous communities. As a corporation, CN has begun to recognize historical and present barriers to employment for Aboriginal peoples and connecting with these communities, along with urban Indigenous organizations, is taking the first steps to bridging some of these existing gaps.