As the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day takes place on Sept. 30, a Carleton expert is available to comment.

Frances Abele
Professor, School of Public Policy and Administration


Abele has worked with Indigenous people across Canada and parts of the circumpolar Arctic for most of her career. Her research has focused on northern economic and political development, Indigenous self-government, policy and programs important to Indigenous people living in cities, policy and program evaluation, qualitative research and citizen engagement.

Abele is a former director of the School of Public Policy and Administration at Carleton. She has published research reports with the National Centre for First Nations Governance, Canadian Policy Research Networks, the Institute for Research on Public Policy, the Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and the Institute of Public Administration of Canada.

Abele is available to discuss the Indian Act.

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