(b. 1966)Metis educator Sharon Conway is the daughter of Lawrence “Lorne” Conway (b. 193) and Mary !nrau (b. 191) who far"ed near #e$oraine% Manitoba. Mary has been &uite acti'e with the urt$e Mountain Souris $ains *eritage +ssociation. Mary and Lorne "a,e Metis sashes and hatbands which Mary wea'es on -n,$e $oo"s. hey articiate in heritage e'ents in Manitoba/s southwest region and at “0ac, to 0atoche” with dis$ays ertaining to Metis heritage.Sharon graduated with a 0. d. fro" the !ni'ersity of Manitoba and is wor,ing on her Masters degree. She has wor,ed with 2innieg Schoo$ #i'ision 1 on +borigina$ curricu$u" de'e$o"ent. She $ater too, a second"ent to the Manitoba Metis 4ederation as ro'incia$ ducation Consu$tant and i"$e"ented the “Standing a$$” rogra". Standing a$$ is based on u angata% a successfu$ educationa$ inter'ention rogra" de'e$oed in 5ew ea$and in 1978 by the Maori eo$e to suort chi$dren in their ear$y schoo$ years. he rogra" is hosted in 5ii Mah,wa and 2i$$ia" 2hite schoo$s in 2innieg. 4or the ast few years Sharon has wor,ed as the :enera$ Manager of the Louis ;ie$ -nstitute% the educationa$ authority for the Metis eo$e of Manitoba. Sharon is a "e"ber of the re"ier<s +d'isory Counci$ on ducation
and the Aboriginal Circle of Educators as well as other education related groups. She is also an elected member of the Council of the Manitoba Historical Society.
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Turtle Mountains, Deloraine, Manitoba
!ro"incial Education Consultant with the Manitoba Mtis #ederation
$achelor of Education, Master of Education Candidate