Shawna Duncan | Manager of Indigenous Education

As an Indigenous academic from the Cree Nation, with Master’s research in revisiting successful relationship building between Indigenous peoples and new comers, Shawna’s passion in developing culturally safe systems, programs, and curriculum is evident.

Presently she uses her cultural safety skill set to inform the development of the Technology Council’s online and in-person curriculum development along with the expansion of the student administration, and support mapping. With research analysis positions in Indigenous education and thirty years in curriculum development /teaching she develops curriculum that braids together Indigenized content alongside Indigenous methodologies and Indigenous pedagogies to fully engage, and enrich the experience of Indigenous students.

Before coming to FNTC Shawna was at Vancouver Coastal Health as the Aboriginal Health Lead for Indigenous Cultural Safety. Prior employment experience in academia includes the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University and the University of the Fraser Valley. For fun Shawna loves to train in jiu-jitsu, canoe, create graphic recordings and make art.