Connie Wyatt Anderson has been teaching high school history and geography on the Opaskwayak Cree Nation since 1992. She has been involved in the creation of student learning materials and curricula at the provincial, national, and international level, and has contributed to a number of textbooks, teacher support guides and school publications. She has written educative materials for several non-profit groups and her articles have appeared in the Globe and Mail and Canadian Geographic magazine. She co-authored the Grade 11 History text used in Manitoba schools and is currently writing a Grade 9 geography textbook for Ontario.
She is a Governor of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society and the Chair of its education wing, Canadian Geographic Education. In this role, Ms. Wyatt Anderson represents the entirety of the CGE as a national organization and represents Canada on the Education Alliance of National Geographic in the United States.
Ms. Wyatt Anderson co-wrote the Treaty education learning materials for the Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba and is involved in the professional development of Manitoba educational leaders and teachers as part of the Treaty Education Initiative.
She holds a Bachelor of Education with a double major in history and geography and a Master of Education in curriculum and instruction.
Ms. Wyatt Anderson received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal presented by the Royal Canadian Geographical Society in 2012; was a finalist for the 2013 Governor General’s History Award for Excellence in Teaching; and honoured in 2014 with an Aboriginal Circle of Educators award for her work with the TRCM.
She resides in The Pas, MB with her husband and two young daughters.