Meet Jennefer!

Jennefer Nepinak

Vice President Strategic Partnerships and Reconciliation

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Jennefer Nepinak B.A.,LL.B, ICD.D., Vice President Strategic Partnerships and Reconciliation Jennefer is Anishinaabe from Treaty 4 territory and a citizen of the Minegozhiibe Anishinaabe Nation (Pine Creek First Nation). Fluent in Ojibwe and a strong and passionate leader firmly rooted in the Indigenous community, Jennefer’s approach works to ensure that Indigenous ways of knowing and being are recognized and incorporated in all that she does. Jennefer is an experienced lawyer and advisor and prior to her current role she served as the Associate Vice President, Indigenous Engagement at the University of Winnipeg. She has over 25 years of political government and business experience and is skilled at initiating collaborative processes that involve numerous cross-sector partners and stakeholders. Her past roles include Senior Advisor, Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Executive Director of the Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba. She had also held several leadership positions with both federal and provincial government departments, First Nations Governments and in-house counsel for the West Region Tribal Council. Jennefer is very immersed in the community at large and sits on various boards and committees. 

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