Our Team

Stuart Murray

President and CEO

Mia Ryder-Marks


Nadia Thompson

Board Member

Nadia is currently the chairperson of Black History Manitoba and is dedicated to the promotion of Black Culture and History throughout Winnipeg. Nadia continues to work with multiple organizations to promote diversity to build a better community. Frequently interviewed by both local and national media, Nadia continues to promote the vast amount of information available about black history and black cultured.

Christie McLeod

Board Member

Christie concluded her articles in 2021 to become a member of Miller Thomson’s Commercial Litigation Group, and focuses on environmental, Aboriginal, administrative and other litigation matters. Christie completed the joint JD/Masters in Environmental Studies program at Osgoode Hall law School. Christie has worked with Human Rights Watch and with West Coast Environmental Law as a summer student and legal researcher.

Christie McLeod is the Founder of the Human Rights Hub Winnipeg.

Dr. Lloyd Axworthy

Board Member

Lloyd is the chair of the World refugee and Migration Council. Lloyd has served twenty seven years in elected office as a member of the Manitoba Legislature and as a member of the Canadian Parliament, holding several Cabinet posts, notably Minister of Foreign Affairs. He is known for his work in advancing the Treaty on anti-personnel land mines, the International Criminal Court, and the protocol on Child Soldiers.

From 2004 to 2014, Dr. Axworthy was the President and Vice Chancellor of the University of Winnipeg.

Lloyd is a Companion of the Order of Canada.

Clayton F. Sandy

Board Member

Clayton is a member of the Sioux Valley Dakota first Nation in Manitoba and has always lived and followed the Traditional Dakota Way of Life the best he could.

Clayton worked with the Federal Department of Corrections as well as in various departments within the Manitoba Civil Service and has sat on many provincial and federal Boards.

He retired from the Manitoba government in 2016 after 39 years of service.

He feels strongly his biggest contribution was bridging the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people throughout that period time.

He initiated a provincial Indigenous role model committee that brought Indigenous mentors and role models to every community to provide youth with inspiring life experienced stories to help these youth ” Follow Their Dreams for Their Future “.

With many others he opened up many doors to Employment Equity and Affirmative Action programs in the Provincial and Federal governments and the corporate community for many of Indigenous people that lead to life long careers.

Clayton played many key roles with the Truth and Reconciliation experience, as well was instrumental for the creation of Circles for Reconciliation, which grew from the 94 Calls to Action.

His grandparents, parents and siblings are all Residential School Survivors.

Clayton is a Sixties Scoop Survivor.

He has been a powwow dancer for around 40 years and still hits the powwow trail every summer.

Clayton has become a “Hockey Grandpa” to 3 of his grandkids that love the sport. He has 2 grandkids that live in the USA with their working parents.

Trixie Maybituin


Trixie is currently working towards her BA advanced degree at the University of Manitoba, majoring in English Literature and minoring in Anthropology. Her areas of interest are the incarcerated, prisoner rights, and prison literature.

Mitchell DeFehr


Mitchell DeFehr graduated from Canadian Mennonite University with a Bachelor of Arts in Peace and Conflict Transformation and is currently in the Masters of Human Rights program and the University of Manitoba. In the M.H.R program he has continued to refine and shape attributes such as cross-cultural understanding, interdisciplinary learning, critical thinking, and learning effective research methods.Mitchell is excited to work in a space that envisions a world where people’s diversity is valued, liberties are respected, and rights are lived. He is passionate about fostering social justice, human rights, and civil liberties through education and advocacy. Mitchell hopes to put theory into practice during his time at the Human Rights Hub but engaging locally to foster a greater sense of community and justice.