Jerri-Lynn is the Indigenous Curriculum Specialist at Lakehead University. She is Cree/Metis and originally from Winnipeg, where she received her Aboriginal Languages (Diploma)/Bachelor of Arts (Geography)/Bachelor of Education through a joint program with the University of Winnipeg and Red River College, and most recently, a Master of Education in Education for Change: Specialization in Indigenous Education from Lakehead University.
She has worked at Lakehead University for 7 years and comes to this position from the Office of Indigenous Initiatives as the former Indigenous Transition Year Program coordinator. She has extensive experience in curriculum development focused on Indigenous Ways of Knowing and being, and has taught in high school, adult education, and post-secondary and has had the opportunity of facilitating many workshops inside and outside the university community.
Her research interests include Indigenous education, Access programs for Indigenous students and Indigenous research approaches.