Russell Nahdee is from the Walpole Island First Nation and currently lives in the City of Windsor where he worked as the Coordinator of the Aboriginal Education Centre-Turtle Island at the University of Windsor for over 20 years and is involved with several Aboriginal research projects, community boards, and planning committees. He is an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Windsor in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology and has experience teaching at both college and university levels. Research activities include collaborative partnerships with Principal Researchers on research projects with First Nations communities emphasizing transferable skills and the importance sharing information and research data with the First Nation. He is a former committee member of the Faculty of Arts Humanities and Social Science, Indigenous Scholars Group and is the previous Co-Chair of the Council of Ontario Universities Reference Group on Aboriginal Education (COU-RGAE). He currently works as the Indigenous Learning Specialist at the Office of Open Learning, University of Windsor.