Laara s an Aboriginal/Indigenous woman from Northern Manitoba, Canada. Her cultural/ linguistic group is Cree First Nation (with German/Scots ancestry), and she is a member of the Nischichaywasihk First Nation, in Manitoba. Her doctor of Education is from OISE where she led the discussion for the need for a specialization in Aboriginal education and the creation of a Centre for Aboriginal Education and Research. Laara has helped First Nations, Aboriginal students and others seeking their indigenous roots to value indigenous epistemologies and processes in research and education.
She was a core member of the first Spirit Matters gathering and of the journey Rekindling Indigenous Spirit in Ireland. Dr. Fitznor is currently teaching Aboriginal Education for the Faculty of Education, University of Manitoba.
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