|Dr. Wanda Wuttunee|
Dr. Wuttunee (Cree, Red Pheasant First Nation, Sask.) researches Aboriginal economy, community economic development, participatory research methodologies, governance, social responsibility and leadership. She is also director of the Aboriginal business education program, where her work examines the strength of the community and the gifts Aboriginal people bring to the business table.
Dr. Wuttunee is interested in the role of tradition, culture and gender in the decision-making process used by communities in developing and implementing their economic development strategies. Her work in the community includes board positions and committee work around issues of education, business and culture.
She participated in the 2003 Commonwealth Study Conference in Australia for future leaders entitled People First in a Global Community. Her exploration of a community-based perspective of economic resilience is outlined in her recent book Living Rhythms: Lessons in Aboriginal Economic Resilience and Vision.
Dr. Wuttunee's current research projects include sitting as co-chair of the financing node for the linking, leveraging learning social responsibility project, and as advisory committee member for the Urban Aboriginal Economic Development Network and for the Assembly of First Nations end First Nations poverty committee.