Natahnee Winder is an enrolled member of the Duckwater Shoshone Nation and comes from an intertribal heritage of Navajo, Pyramid Lake Paiute, and Southern Ute. She grew up on both the Pyramid Lake and Southern Ute reservations. She received two Bachelor of Arts: (1) Native American Studies with a concentration in Nation Building and Leadership and (2) Sociology with an emphasis in Social Welfare from the University of New Mexico (UNM). She is PhD Candidate in Sociology at the University of Western Ontario. Her dissertation research is an analysis of the boarding school/residential school history of Canada and the United States based on the perspectives of Indigenous students. The dissertation study is grounded in Indigenous Research Methods and Participatory Action Research using photo-voice to help us understand if the similarities and differences between Canada and the U.S can provide valuable knowledge about how to help students cope with issues arising from family involvement in residential schooling. She is trained in qualitative methods particularly Indigenous de-colonialized methods. She is a huge advocate for mentoring and community-based research. She was the 2015-2016 Henry Roe Cloud Pre-doctoral Fellow at Yale University.