Research

FNIS faculty are recognized both nationally and internationally for their cutting-edge Indigenous Studies scholarship that combines theory with practice. Their research covers many diverse and timely topics in the broader field, including Indigenous resurgence and the question of reconciliation, global Indigenous peoples’ politics and diplomacy, Indigenous feminism and activist writing, technology and knowledge development in Indigenous communities, and critical kinship in Indigenous literature. For more information, please visit the individual research profiles of faculty.

Yet research is not limited to faculty: our students are involved in important, community-focused research through the fourth-year research practicum, the capstone of the FNIS major and an experience that many of our majors cite as the most meaningful part of their entire undergraduate careers. The training provided by FNIS is one that makes a difference both within and beyond the classroom, and faculty and students alike share a deep commitment to the transformative potential of ethically and intellectually rigorous scholarship.