Natahnee Winder is a member of the Duckwater Shoshone Nation. She comes from an intertribal heritage of Diné, Pyramid Lake Paiute, and Southern Ute Nations. Winder grew up on the Pyramid Lake and Southern Ute Nations. She holds two Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with a concentration in Social Welfare and Native American Studies with an emphasis on Nation Building and Leadership from the University of New Mexico (UNM). Winder is currently working on her PhD in Sociology at the University of Western Ontario (UWO). Her dissertation is a comparative analysis of the residential school history of Canada and the United States based on the perspectives of Indigenous university students using photo-voice. She is a Ronald E. McNair scholar from UNM and is the 2015-2016 Henry Roe Cloud Fellow at Yale University. She guest lectures and teaches implementing Indigenous Research Methods. Winder’s research interests are: Health & Well-being, Indigenous Education, Ethnic & Race Relations, Cross-cultural Indigenous Relations, Community Based Participatory Research, Indigenous Research, and Qualitative Research.
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