Bettina Schneider is currently the associate vice-president academic at the First Nations University of Canada (FNUniv) and an associate professor in business and public administration in the Department of Indigenous Science, Environment and Economic Development at FNUniv. Bettina is a non-Indigenous scholar originally from the United States. She received her MS in community development and her PhD in Native American Studies from the University of California, Davis. She has worked at FNUniv since 2007. Bettina has also worked as a consultant for First Nations Development Institute, the First Nations Oweesta Corporation, and the Opportunity Finance Network. Her research has predominantly focused on Indigenous community and economic development strategies, Native and Aboriginal financial institutions, Indigenous-relevant business and financial literacy curriculum, and First Nations financial reporting and accountability relationships.