Faculty and Staff


Dr Cary Miller, Head of Department

Dr. Cary Miller, Associate Professor
Department Head - July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2022

Ph.D. University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, 2004.

Dr Niigaan Sinclair

Dr. Niigaanwewidam Sinclair, Associate Professor
Graduate Program Director - July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018

Ph.D. University of British Columbia 2013
204E Isbister Building

 Dr. Peter Kulchyski

Dr. Peter Kulchyski, Professor
Ph.D. York 1988
Research interests: Aboriginal cultural politics; political development in the NWT and Nunavut; contemporary critical theory; land claims and self-government; Inuit history and performance studies.
443 University College

Dr. Emma LaRocque, Professor
Ph.D. University of Manitoba 1999
Research interests: colonization and its impact on Native/White relations in the areas of cultural productions and representation; colonial interference and Aboriginal resistance strategies in literature, historiography, representation, identity, gender roles, industrial encroachment on Aboriginal (Indian and Métis) lands and resources; governance
539 Fletcher Argue Building - 204-474-9572
Dr. Fred Shore, Assistant Professor
Ph.D. University of Manitoba 1991
Research interests: Métis History and political issues of the Inuit, First Nations and Métis people
447 University College
Gina Starblanket Gina Starblanket, Lecturer (Cross appointed with Women's and Gender Studies)
Ph.D. Candidate, University of Victoria
Research interests: Intersections between Indigenous politics, Indigenous legal issues, Indigenous research methods, Indigenous critical theories, Indigenous-State relations, Indigenous feminisms, postcolonial theory, and identity politics.
369 University College
Dr. Chris Trott, Warden and Vice-Chancellor St. John's College, Associate Professor
Ph.D. University of Toronto 1989
Research interests: Inuit Kinship and Social Organization; Analysis of Inuit Myth and Oral Traditions; Anglican Missionaries and Religious Change in the Eastern Arctic; Inuit Perceptions of Climate Change
227 St. John's College
Dr. Wanda Wuttunee Dr. Wanda Wuttunee, Professor
Ph.D. University of Manitoba 2001
Research interests: Aboriginal economy, community economic development, participatory research methodologies, governance, social responsibility, and leadership
204B Isbister Building
Post Doctoral Fellow 
Isabelle St. Amand Dr. Isabelle St-Amand, SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow
Ph.D. Literature, Université du Québec à Montréal, 2012
M.A. Individualized Program, Concordia University, 2004
B.A. Specialization in Translation, Concordia University, 2001

Affiliated Faculty:

Robin Jarvis Brownlie, Adjunct Professor (Internal)

Kathleen Buddle, Adjunct Professor (Internal)

Jean Friesen, Adjunct Professor (Internal)

Kiera Ladner, Adjunct Professor (Internal)

Julie Pelletier, Adjunct Professor (External)

Aimee Craft, Adjunct Professor (Internal)

Jaime Cidro, Adjunct Professor (External)

Marlene Pierre, Adjunct Professor (External)

Edward Valandra, Sessional Instructor/Adjunct Professor

Ken Paupanekis, Sessional Cree Language Instructor

Pat Ningewance Nadeau, Sessional Ojibway Language Instructor

Administrative Staff:

Brittany Bowman, Adminstrative Assistant
204D Isbister Building

Donna Anderson, Graduate Program Assistant
204 Isbister Building

General Office Fax: 204-474-7657