Renée McGurry is presently working as a Treaty Education Support Teacher for the Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba.
She is a member of Treaty 2, Pinaymootang Reserve in Northern Manitoba. Renée retired from St. James-Assiniboia School Division in Winnipeg in 2016. In her 35 years as an educator, she has worked in classrooms ranging from grades 4-9, with the last eight years as the Indigenous Education Coordinator for the school division.
Through professional development, Renée has provided educators with the knowledge, support, and resources needed to weave Indigenous perspectives into classrooms, schools and division-wide programming. She has been recognized by Manitoba Education as one of their ‘Aboriginal Educators of the Month’ and has been the recipient of the ‘Trailblazer/Lifetime Achievement’ award from the Aboriginal Circle of Educators in 2013.
Renée is presently volunteering on a number of boards that focus on Indigenous education. As a former colleague stated, “Renée McGurry has been guiding the journey of many, who collectively will have a profound effect on Indigenous youth and educators for years to come.”
Classroom topics presented include: K-8 lessons on The 5W’s of Treaties, Introduction of Treaties, FN Oral Storytelling, FN Communities in Manitoba, Reconciliation and integration of Treaties into subject areas, K-8