Andrea Menard LL.B, LL.M, PhD Student (she/they/win) is Métis from the abolished Red River Settlement and is the Lead Educational Developer, Indigenizing Curricula and Pedagogies, Office of the Provost and VP Academic & the Centre for Teaching and Learning at the University of Alberta.
Andrea has over twenty years of experience relationship-building with Indigenous Nations across Treaties 4, 6, 7, 8, and 10 as well as the Métis Homeland regions across Alberta, and with Indigenous Nations in the unceded lands of British Columbia.
Andrea has worked for various organizations that range from academic, government, Treaty-making, and legal non-profit and legal regulatory work, and teaches Reconciliation and Lawyers at the University of Calgary, Faculty of Law as well as In Search of Reconciliation Through Dispute Resolution at Osgoode Hall Law School.
Co-founder of the Indigenous Lawyers' Forum, an Alberta-based networking group for Indigenous lawyers, legal academics and law students, Andrea is also on the Board of Directors for the Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute of Alberta (ADRIA), and on the Canadian Bar Association's National Indigenous Advisory Group - Criminal Justice.
Andrea was voted as one of the Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers across Canada in 2022 (Canadian Lawyer Magazine).