Members of our advisory council

Jean BeckerJean Becker

Jean Becker is Inuit from Nunatsiavut, Labrador. She has worked at Wilfrid Laurier University since 2006 and was a vital asset to creating Indigenous Initiatives there.

Max SkudraMax Skudra

Max Skudra is director, research and government relations at the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business. He has a background in Human Rights, business development and finance.


David NewhouseDavid Newhouse

David Newhouse is Onondaga from the Six Nations of the Grand River community near Brantford, Ontario. He is a professor of Indigenous studies at Trent University in the Chanie Wenjack School for Indigenous Studies.

Natasha KassimNatasha Kassim

Natasha Kassim is director, diversity and inclusion at Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) Financial Group. She is a human resources professional with a background in the financial services industry.

David ThomasDavid Thomas

David C Thomas (PhD University of South Carolina) is a professor in the Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria and professor emeritus of international management at Simon Fraser University.

Indigenous Workways logo - strawberry blossom inside wild rose

Indigenous Workways acknowledges that we live and work on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg, and Haudenosaunee peoples.

The University of Waterloo is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land promised to the Six Nations, also known as the Haudensaunee people. This land includes six miles on each side of the Grand River.

The University of Windsor sits on the traditional territory of the Three Fires Confederacy of First Nations, comprised of the Ojibway, the Odawa, and the Potawatomie.