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
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.
- Manitowabi, Darrel and Marion Maar. 2018. Applying Indigenous Health Community-Based Participatory Research. In, Indigenous Research: Theories, Practices, and Relationships, ed. Deborah McGregor, Rochelle Johnston and Jean-Paul Restoule, pp. 238-260. Toronto: Canadian Scholars Press.
- Manitowabi, Darrel and Marion Maar. 2018. “We stopped sharing when we became civilized”: A Model of Colonialism as a Determinant of Indigenous Health in Canada. Journal of Indigenous Social Development 7(1): 1-19. http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/social_work/media/V7i1-01_manitowabi__maar.pdf
- Manitowabi, Darrel. 2017. Masking Anishinaabe Bimaadiziwin: Uncovering Cultural Representations at Casino Rama. In, Gambling on Authenticity: Gaming, the Noble Savage, and the Not-So-New Indian, ed. Becca Gercken and Julie Pelletier, pp. 135-158. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University Press.
- Manitowabi, Darrel and Marion Maar. 2013. Coping with Colonization: Aboriginal Diabetes on Manitoulin Island. In, Indigenous Bodies: Reviewing, Relocating, Reclaiming, ed. Jacqueline Fear-Segal and Rebecca Tillett, pp 161-175. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.
- Manitowabi, Darrel and Marjory Shawande. 2013. Negotiating the Clinical Integration of Traditional Aboriginal Medicine. Canadian Journal of Native Studies 33(1): 97-124.
- Manitowabi, Darrel. 2012. The Meaning of Bear-Walking. In, Anishinaabewin Niizh: Culture Movements, Critical Moments, ed. Alan Corbiere, Deborah McGregor and Crystal Migwans, pp. 49-65. M'Chigeeng, ON: Ojibwe Cultural Foundation.
- Manitowabi, Darrel and Marjory Shawande. 2012. The Meaning of Anishinabe Healing and Wellbeing on Manitoulin Island. Pimatisiwin: A Journal of Aboriginal and Indigenous Community Health 9(2): 441-458.
- Maar, Marion, Darrel Manitowabi, Danusia Gzik, Lorrilee McGregor and Cherie Corbiere. 2011. Serious Complications for Patients, Care Providers, and Policy Makers: Tackling the Structural Violence of First Nations People Living with Diabetes in Canada. The International Indigenous Policy Journal 2(1).
- Manitowabi, Darrel. 2011. Casino Rama: First Nations Self-Determination, Neoliberal Solution or Partial Middle Ground? In First Nations Gaming in Canada: Perspectives, ed. Yale Belanger, pp. 294-318. Winnipeg, ON: University of Manitoba Press.