First Nations and Indigenous Studies faculty are deeply committed to sharing their knowledge and experience with students and the community. Many of them hold positions in other Indigenous academic and community organizations and all are citizens of Indigenous communities themselves. As academics and mentors, they provide a challenging but supportive classroom environment that prepares their students for the scholarly and personal demands of the research practicum.
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.
Meet our outstanding faculty below!