Director of the Master’s in Development Practice: Indigenous Development, University of Winnipeg
Claire Reid is the Director of Master's in Development Practice: Indigenous Development at the University of Winnipeg, a unique graduate program whose vision is to reflect the depth and richness that Indigenous ways of knowing and experiences bring to sustainable development education. She has been involved with the implementation of recommendations from Peru's Truth and Reconciliation Commission, in particular the passing of the country's first anti-discrimination laws.
Claire hopes to see a rights-based approach to the SDGs that will advance equality for Indigenous peoples in Canada and internationally. “The Canadian approach to the SDGs must reflect a nation-to-nation relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians. Developing appropriate indicators that are reflective of Indigenous understandings of the goals is essential,” says Claire. “The framework for understanding and implementing the SDGs must align with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.”