Jodie Lane is Nunatsiavut's director of education. She is a beneficiary of the Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement and was born and raised in the Inuit community of Makkovik. She completed her bachelor of arts in sociology at the University of Guelph, and then returned to her home to work for the Labrador Inuit Association (now Nunatsiavut Government) as a career fair coordinator. She has since held the positions of education counsellor and education manager for the Nunatsiavut Government's Department of Education and Economic Development, and earned her master of education at Mount Saint Vincent University. Every year Lane visits all schools in Nunatsiavut, spreading the message of the importance of education while helping to guide students through the high school system and into post-secondary studies. She also played a key role in developing an Inuit bachelor of education program in collaboration with the Labrador Institute of Memorial University, which prepares teachers using curriculum infused with Inuit cultural content.
Newfoundland and Labrador