Darrel Manitowabi

Darrel Manitowabi

Associate Professor

School of Northern and Community Studies
A-304, Arts Building Sudbury Campus


Darrel Manitowabi is an associate professor in the School of Northern and Community Studies at Laurentian University, and he holds a cross-appointment in the School of Indigenous Relations and the Northern Ontario School of Medicine in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada.  He has a PhD in sociocultural anthropology from the University of Toronto and his research interests are critical medical anthropology, applied anthropology, Indigenous peoples, traditional medicine, Indigenous-state relations, tourism and gaming, Indigenous ethnohistory, and Indigenous community, political and economic development.


  • B.A. (Anthropology) Laurentian University
  • M.A. (Anthropology) McMaster University
  • Ph.D. (Anthropology) University of Toronto

Academic Appointments

Cross-Appointment School of Indigenous Relations and Northern Ontario School of Medicine Human Sciences Division

Program Coordinator, Anthropology 


He recently completed research on the impact of socioeconomic interventions on Anishinaabe wellbeing and is currently engaged with research on successful Indigenous pathways in education and training, Indigenous cultural-specific pathways to recovery from opioid addictions, and Indigenous occupational health and safety. He has published articles on Indigenous issues such as social determinants of health, casinos, ethnohistory, rural-urban migrations, neoliberalism, diabetes and traditional medicine.


  • Publications