Andrea Gallagher-Courteau is an Anishinaabe citizen of Sagkeeng First Nation and a graduate of the University of Manitoba. She received a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in Political Studies and Bachelor of Arts degree in Native Studies. She went on to complete her Masters of Arts degree in Political Studies, with a focus on Canadian and Indigenous politics.
In her professional life, Andrea is passionate about Indigenous education, having spent time at the Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba, the Manitoba Department of Education, and as a sessional instructor at both the University of Manitoba and the Canadian Mennonite University.
A French-speaker, Andrea strongly believes in the importance of the Treaty relationship and the need for reconciliation in Canada.
Her areas of interest include Indigenous and Canadian history, the Spirit and Intent of the Treaties, and aspects of indigenous culture.