Prior to enrolling in grad school, Megan had worked as a fisheries biology technician with Anishinaabe of Kabapikotawangag Resource Council, one of two tribal councils representing First Nations communities around the north end of Lake of the Woods. Through AKRC, she was involved in the CGRF-supported project Historical Analysis of Lake Sturgeon in the Winnipeg River.
Megan’s research examined historical efforts between AKRC and the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources to establish a collaborative fisheries management system on Lake of the Woods to support a sustainable commercial freshwater fishery. Her thesis was entitled Understanding What Triggers, Enables, and Hinders Cross-Cultural Collaboration in Fisheries Management.
Megan is from Naotkamegwannig (Whitefish Bay) First Nation on Lake of the Woods in Treaty #3.
You can read Megan’s research proposal here: Megan Bob Proposal