Honorary Members


Doris Young Photo

AERF 2021 Honorary Member

Doris Young

Research Forum Planning Committee Member

Doris Young is a member of the Opaskwayak Cree Nation (OCN) of The Pas, Manitoba. A retired educator and researcher, she has specialized in government policy, program development and evaluation, and has taught courses at the University of Manitoba, the University of Winnipeg, and the University of Regina. She has lent her extensive experience to various boards and committees including the University of Manitoba Board of Governors, the Health Science Centre Aboriginal Services Committee, Norman Regional Health Authority Board of Governors, the Women's Advisory Council to the Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimananak, the Child Review Committee on Deaths of Aboriginal Children in Care, and the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation. As a Residential School Survivor, Ms. Young is committed to finding ways for Indigenous people to work towards reconciliation with Canadian society. Ms. Young received the Order of Manitoba in 2012. She is a proud mother of three and a grandmother.