Nora W. Murdock
Nora W. Murdock has a long history of working to create a brighter future for Canadians; but, for her, a notable life-shaping experience was when she spent two years as a Cuso International volunteer in Nigeria, West Africa.
“My volunteer experience with Cuso International was completely transformative. As a Cree First Nations from Northern Manitoba, my volunteer experience opened up the world. It helped to make me who I am today. I am proud of what I achieved and the experience continues to impact my work in First Nations education in significant ways.”
In Canada, she worked to improve education for First Nations people, working in education administration for more than 20 years as a vice principal, principal and education director. Nora works for the Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre as a director of system development, which involves establishing an education system for the First Nations schools in Manitoba.