Managing Board

Kim Anderson

Kim Anderson (Metis) is faculty in the Tri-University Graduate History Program of the Universities of Guelph, Laurier and Waterloo and an Associate professor in the Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition at the University of Guelph. Her books include Life Stages and Native Women: Memory, Teachings and Story Medicine (University of Manitoba Press, 2011) and the co-edited collections Keetsahnkak/Our Missing and Murdered Indigenous Sisters, with Maria Campbell and Christi Belcourt (University of Alberta Press, 2018) and Indigenous Men and Masculinities: Legacies, Identities, Regeneration, with Robert Alexander Innes, (University of Manitoba Press, 2015). Kim is the series co-editor, with Mary Jane McCallum, of the UBC Press Women and Indigenous Studies Series.


Alan Ojiig Corbiere, Bne doodemid, Anishinaabe aawi, Mchigiing njibaa. Alan is an Anishinaabe of the ruffed grouse clan from M’Chigeeng First Nation on Manitoulin Island. He was educated on the reserve and then attended the University of Toronto, earning a Bachelor of Science, he then entered York University and earned his Masters of Environmental Studies. During his masters studies he focused on Anishinaabe narrative and Anishinaabe language revitalization. For five years he served as the Executive Director at the Ojibwe Cultural Foundation (OCF) in M’Chigeeng, a position which also encompassed the roles of curator and historian. He also served as the Anishinaabemowin Revitalization Program Coordinator at Lakeview School, M’Chigeeng First Nation, where he and his team worked on a culturally based second language program that focused on using Anishinaabe stories to teach language. He is currently in his first year of the Doctorate program in History at York University.

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Susan M. Hill is a Haudenosaunee citizen from Six Nations of the Grand River Territory. She recently joined the University of Toronto as an Associate Professor of History and the Director of the Centre for Indigenous Studies. Her areas of research include Haudenosaunee history, Indigenous research methodologies and ethics, history of education, Trans-Indigenous histories, and Indigenous territoriality. She is the author of The Clay We Are Made Of: Haudenosaunee land tenure on the Grand River (University of Manitoba Press, 2017), awarded the 2017 Prize for the Best First Book in Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAISA) and two prizes from the Canadian Historical Association (2018 Indigenous History Studies Group Book Prize and 2018 Clio Ontario Book Prize). She held previous faculty and administrative appointments at the University of Western Ontario and Wilfrid Laurier University.

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Robert Alexander Innes is a member of Cowessess First Nations located in Treaty 4 Territory.  He is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science and the Indigenous Studies Progam at McMaster University. He is the author of Elder Brother and the Law of the People: Contemporary Kinship and Cowessess First Nation (University of Manitoba Press, 2013), the co-editor along with Kim Anderson of Indigenous Men and Masculinities: Legacies, Identities, Regeneration (University of Manitoba Press, 2015), co-editor along with Robert Henry, Amanda LaVallee, and Nancy Van Styvendale of Global Indigenous Health: Reconciling the Past, Engaging the Present, Animating the Future (University of Arizona Press, 2018), co-editor along with Jennifer Adese of Indigenous Celebrity: Entanglements with Fame (University of Manitoba Press, 2021), and co-editor along with Nancy Van Styvendale, Jade McDougall, and Robert Henry The Arts of Indigenous Health and Healing (University of Manitoba Press, 2021). His current research explores the genocide the Canadian government inflicted on First Nations and Métis people in the Cypress Hills in southwest Saskatchewan during the 1880s.


Brenda Macdougall is the Chair of Métis Research at the University of Ottawa and an associate professor in the department of geography. She holds a PhD in Native Studies and has been researching the history of various Metis communities in Canada for many years. Her first book was One of the Family: Metis Culture in Nineteenth Century Northwestern Saskatchewan was published in 2010 and she was co-editor Contours of a People: Metis Family, Mobility, and History. In her role as research chair, Brenda has built a strong program of research in the connections between Metis families across the homeland. More recently, she and her colleagues created the Digital Archives Database Project, an online archive of transcribed historical records, with the support of the Métis and Non-Status Indian Relations Directorate. 

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Mary Jane Logan McCallum is a member of the Munsee Delaware Nation and a professor of history at the University of Winnipeg. Her research focuses on modern Indigenous histories, especially in the areas of health, education and labour. Her book Indigenous Women, Work and History: 1940-1980 (University of Manitoba Press, 2014), explores Indigenous women’s labour history in four case studies. Her current work focuses on Indigenous histories of tuberculosis in Manitoba in the years 1930-1970. Themes in her work include race and racism in the English Canadian historical profession, intersectionality, Indigenous social history, ethics and archival research, First Nations women’s politics; settler colonialism, racism and Canadian history; anti-Indigenous racism in the health care system, and digitization of Indigenous historical primary sources.


Winona Wheeler is a member of the Fisher River Cree Nation in Treaty No. 5 territory though her family hails from George Gordon’s First Nation in Treaty No. 4 territory. Of Nehiyaw/Nakoda/Anishnaabe and English/Irish descent, Winona has been a professional historian and a professor of Indigenous Studies since 1988. Winona’s areas of research include exploring the nature and challenges of the discipline of Indigenous Studies, Cree intellectual traditions and oral history methodologies, Indigenous knowledge, anti-colonial theory & approaches, history of Indigenous-visible majority relations, land claims & treaty rights, community-based/engaged research, history of First Nations education, and Indian residential schools. For over 20 years, she has developed numerous community-based, experiential learning courses by working with communities and organizations such as Poundmaker Cree Nation, Fisher River Cree Nation, Wanuskewin Heritage Park,  and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. 


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Ian McCallum is an Education Officer for the Indigenous Education Office at the Ontario Ministry of Education. He has worked in the field of education for more than 20 years in the capacity of classroom and Indigenous Education resource teacher. Ian has worked with York University providing pre service instruction for the Faculty of Education and continues to support colleagues through work with additional qualifications courses (AQ). Ian McCallum is a member of the Munsee-Delaware First Nation. He works with his community promoting culture, history and the Munsee language. As a PhD student in Curriculum, Teaching and Learning at the University of Toronto, Ian is currently researching best strategies for language revitalization for the Munsee language.


Sarah Nickel is a Tk’emlupsemc Assistant professor of Indigenous Studies at the University of Saskatchewan. Her areas of research include comparative Indigenous histories, 20th century Indigenous politics, gender, Indigenous feminisms, and community-engaged research. Her work has appeared in several journals including American Indian Quarterly and BC Studies, and her first book Assembling Unity: Pan-Indigenous Politics, Gender, and the Union of BC Indian Chiefs was released by UBC Press in 2019.


Paul Seesequasis is a ᓃᐱᓰᐦᑯᐹᐃᐧᔨᓂᐤ nîpisîhkopâwiyiniw (Willow Cree) writer, cultural worker and commentator currently residing in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. For three years he has curated the Indigenous Archival Photo Project, an online and physical exhibition of archival Indigenous photographs, that explores history, identity and the process of visual reclamation. His photo book, ‘Blanket Toss Under Midnight Sun’, will be published by Penguin Canada in spring, 2019. His writings have appeared in The Globe and Mail, The Walrus, Brick, and Granta magazines, among others. He has been active in the Indigenous arts, both as an artist and a policy maker, since the 1990s.

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Noah Favel is a member of Poundmaker Cree Nation located on Treaty 6 territory. He has a BA in History from McGill University and is currently pursuing a J.D. at Queen’s Faculty of Law.