June is National Indigenous History Month and Carleton experts are available to speak about related topics.

Please feel free to directly contact any of the individuals below to schedule an interview.

Katherine A. H Graham
Professor Emerita,  School of Public Policy and Administration at Carleton University

Email: katherine.graham@carleton.ca

Graham’s research interests concern Indigenous and northern development policy, urban and local governance and institutional reform in government. Community-based research is an important pillar of her work. She is the founding co-ordinator of the Carleton University Institute on the Ethics of Research with Indigenous Peoples (CUIERIP). Graham is currently working on youth and community capacity-building in Northwestern Ontario.

For more information on Graham visit: https://carleton.ca/sppa/people/graham-katherine-ah/.

John Kelly
Elder from Haida Gwaii and Professor, School of Journalism and Communication at Carleton University


Kelly is a co-author of the Encyclopedia of Native American Music of North America.

Kelly has worked with Indigenous language and cultural revitalization and preservation programs since 1992. He developed unique electronic recording and editing systems for creating language resources and trained community members throughout the Northwest to use these systems to record their Elders. Kelly is one of 15 Indigenous experts designated by Canadian Heritage as a leading language and culture authority.

Kelly is also available to discuss the release of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

For more information on Kelly visit: https://carleton.ca/sjc/profile/kelly-john/.

Katherine Minich
Professor, School of Public Policy and Administration at Carleton University

Email: katherine.minich@carleton.ca

Minich’s research focuses on the practices of Indigenous self-determination in community, particularly Inuit self-determination practices in Nunavut. This includes studying the policy spaces in the cash and non-cash political economies and policy processes in community, self-government and citizen organizations.

Minich is available to discuss budget themes related to Indigenous or Arctic topics.

For more information on Minich visit: https://carleton.ca/sppa/people/minich-katherine/.

Carmen Robertson
Canada Research Chair in North American Indigenous Visual and Material Culture, joint-appointed to the School of Indigenous & Canadian Studies, School for the Study of Art & Culture, and the Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature, Art, and Culture at Carleton University

Email: carmen.robertson@carleton.ca

Robertson is a Scots-Lakota professor whose research centers around contemporary Indigenous arts and constructions of Indigeneity in popular culture. Robertson’s teaching is concentrated in contemporary Indigenous art history and curatorial studies.

In 2016, Robertson published both Norval Morrisseau: Art and Life and Mythologizing Norval Morrisseau: Art and the Colonial Narrative in the Canadian Media.

For more information on Robertson visit: https://carleton.ca/sics/people/carmen-robertson/.

Cheyanne Thomas
Member of the Couchiching First Nation; Instructor, School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies at Carleton University

Email: cheyanne.thomas@cmail.carleton.ca

Thomas teaches courses on decolonizing sex, gender and sexuality and has worked closely with Carleton’s Ānako Indigenous Research Institute.

Zoe Todd
Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Carleton University

Email: ZoeSTodd@cunet.carleton.ca

Todd (Métis/otipemisiw) is from Amiskwaciwâskahikan (Edmonton), Alberta, Canada. She writes about fish, art, Métis legal traditions, the Anthropocene, extinction, and decolonization in urban and prairie contexts. She also studies human-animal relations, colonialism and environmental change in north/western Canada. She is also available to discuss incorporating Indigenous knowledge into academia.

Her research is on fish, colonialism and legal-governance relations between Indigenous peoples and the Canadian state.

Her current work focuses on the relationships between people and fish in the context of colonialism, environmental change and resource extraction in Treaty Six Territory (Edmonton, amiskwaciwâskahikan), Alberta and the Lake Winnipeg watershed.

For more on Todd visit: https://carleton.ca/socanth/people/todd-zoe/.

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