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Team Member

Danielle Cherpako

Graduate Fellow

Danielle Cherpako is an MA candidate in the Department of Political Studies at the University of Manitoba. Danielle’s research interests include Canadian foreign policy, Arctic and Northern policy, the use of sanctions, and the use of truth commissions. Her MA thesis will explore Canada’s use of Magnitsky Law sanctions under the Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act. Danielle has received a University of Manitoba Graduate Fellowship Award and a Murray and Muriel Smith Fellowship Award to support her studies.

Danielle has conducted community- based research with Misipawistik Cree Nation as part of a fellowship with the Samuel Centre and has worked as a research assistant with the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation. Danielle has also worked and volunteered with the Canadian International Council Winnipeg Branch. She is currently working as a Policy Officer with Transport Canada’s Prairie and Northern Region.

In her role with NAADSN, Danielle has created a policy primer titled, ‘What is Russia Doing in the Arctic? Documenting Russian Military Activities in the North between 2014- 2020.’ 

Annex of the data set

She continues to research the implications of Russia’s military versatility in the Arctic for Canada, the US, and allies.