Marti Ford

Arctic Inspiration Prize

Currently, Marti is the Executive Director of Arctic Inspiration Prize, a philanthropic organization based out of the Rideau Hall Foundation in Ottawa.

Previously, Marti was the Area 3 Superintendent at Frontier School Division where she had responsibility for ten schools along the east side of the province from Falcon Lake to Churchill, Manitoba. Marti also held the division portfolio for the Fine Arts and Indigenous Culture programs.

She has been actively involved with the Aboriginal Community in Manitoba. She has served on various boards, including CEDA, and the Manitoba Inuit Association and the Premier’s Advisory Council on Poverty, Citizenship and Education.

Marti is of Inuit ancestry and has worked in Aboriginal adult education as a teacher, manager, and board member. She has worked in both rural and urban communities and also presented internationally at conferences on the topic of Indigenous Education.

Marti has 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 enrolled in a Doctoral program in Education with a focus on Global Indigenous Language and Culture at the University of Minnesota, Duluth.