An ADRIO/ADRBC member since 2015, Sheriden is the Founder and Principal of The Boreal Centre for Dispute Resolution. She has been working with indigenous peoples and Canadian governments for over 20 years inorder to advance issues that relate to indigenous rights.
She earned a distinguished Master of Laws (LLM) degree from Osgoode Hall Law School, in Alternative Dispute Resolution, focusing on the duty to consult and accommodate, and the meaningful resolution of Indigenous land and resource disputes.
In keeping with her interest in deep-rooted cultural conflict and peacebuilding, Sheriden studied Management ofPeacebuilding Processes at the internationally recognized INCORE, University of Ulster (http://www.incore.ulst.ac.uk/) in Northern Ireland. Sheriden is a also graduate of Carleton University in Ottawa, where she obtained a B.A. in Interdisciplinary (Indigenous Studies) including graduate studies in Northern andNative Studies and Anthropology.
In addition to serving as a director on ADRBC’s Board since June 2023, Sheriden also leads a number of our key initiatives focused on diversity, inclusion, and partnership with Indigenous communities.