University of Manitoba - Faculty of Arts - Native Studies - Dr. Wanda Wuttunee
Dr. Wanda Wuttunee


BComm (1979) University of Calgary
LLB (1983) University of Calgary
MBA (1989) University of Calgary
PhD (2001) University of Manitoba

Office:  208 Isbister Building
Phone: (204) 474-6405
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Dr. Wanda Wuttunee: Dr. Wuttunee’s research interests include Aboriginal economy, community economic development, social responsibility, and participatory research methodologies.  Currently she is co-editing a book on Indigenous economic tenacity. She is a past co-chair of the Poverty Reduction Research Project through her work with Misipawistik Cree Nation. Her graduate students have addressed a variety of topics including self-determination in health, governance models in the Metis Nation, healthy urban Indigenous communities, community-owned eco-tourism and Indigenous women and the role of language in sustainable management systems.

Selected Publications
Wuttunee, W (2009) “Aboriginal Perspectives on the Social Economy” in McMurtry, JJ (ed)  Living Economics: Canadian Perspectives on the Social Economy, Co-operatives, and Community Economic Development,  Emond Montgomery Publishers :Toronto.

Wuttunee, W. (2008) "Lessons in Northern Cooperation" in Newhouse, D. Voyager, C. and Beavon, D. Hidden in Plain Sight, volume 2. (In press).

Wuttunee, W. (2007)  “Shattering Misconceptions.” In Dana, L-P,and Anderson, R. (eds.) International Handbook on Indigenous Entrepreneurship. Northhampton, Mass:Edward Elgar Publishing Limited.

Anderson, R. MacAulay, S., Weir, W. and Wuttunee, W. (2007), "Building Aboriginal economic development capacity: The council for the advancement of Native development officers," In A. Fayolle, E., Algar (Eds) Handbook of Research in Entrepreneurship Education Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd: Cheltenham Glostershire UK, p20-23.

Wuttunee, W. (2005) "Making Space: Aboriginal Perspectives of Community Economic Development in Community" in Shragge, E. (Ed.) Economic Development: Building for Social Change (In Press) Calgary: Broadview Press.

 Wuttunee, W. (2004) Living rhythms: Lessons in Aboriginal economic resilience and vision. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press.

 Wier, W. and Wuttunee, W. (2004) "Respectful Research in Aboriginal Communities and Institutions in Canada" in Fairbairn, B and Russell, N (eds) (2004) Co-Operative Membership and Globalization, Saskatoon: Centre for the Study of Co-operatives, p207-236.