Marti Ford

Marti Ford is the Executive Director of the Arctic Inspiration Prize.

Marti brings extensive leadership experience in education and administration, strategic planning, and in developing and maintaining networks of various communities, governments and partners.

A Nunavut beneficiary, Marti is one of the founding members of the Manitoba Inuit Association, and she is an accomplished and passionate advocate of indigenous advancement.  Additionally, she serves on several boards and committees, including the Poverty Reduction Council, the Canadian Forces Liaison Committee, and Red River College's Research Ethics Committee.  Marti holds a Bachelor of Arts,  a Bachelor of Education, a Post Baccalaureate Certificate of Education and a Master of Educational Administration from the University of Manitoba.  She is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Education with a focus on Global Indigenous Language and Culture at the University of Minnesota, Duluth.

Marti has broad and comprehensive senior management experience to inform her new role, most recently as Superintendent at Frontier School Division in Manitoba, and previously as Dean of the School of Indigenous Education at Red River College.  She has worked in both rural and urban communities as well as internationally.