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Indigenous Relations (MIR)

Work more effectively with Indigenous people by learning about Indigenous research, worldviews, traditional teachings, theories, and practices.

Overview

Bring your knowledge and skills to Indigenous communities on a local, national, and international scale.

Gain this desirable skill set as Indigenous communities continue to grow and expand. Learn to develop research proposals, and policies for social, political, environmental, and health with a thorough understanding of the Indigenous perspective.

Obtain a better understanding of the issues facing Canada's Indigenous population today and how to effectively build relationships with those communities.

Study historical and current relations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous societies. Learn about Indigenous culture through literature, human rights, politics, ecology, and governance.

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Key Features

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Benefit from interactions with supportive and knowledgeable faculty
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Unique geographic location offers an exceptional experience studying and working in northern Ontario’s Indigenous communities

Career Opportunities

Graduates can rest assured knowing there is a multitude of career options they can explore post-graduation. Some career options include, but are not limited to: Indigenous organizations, community development, administration, policy development, United Nations, research and development, education, training and management and health.

Many careers can be found in the public and private sector.

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Program Details

Faculty Members

All applications must have a potential supervisor before applying to the MIR program. Individual faculty research interests may be found through the Faculty directory. All prospective students are encouraged to consult with individual professors to gauge their availability and interest in specific topics.

FACULTY

  • Dr. Joey-Lynn Wabie
  • Dr. Daniel Cote
  • Dr. Taima Moeke-Pickering
  • Dr. Susan Manitowabi

FACULTY SUPERVISORS

  • Dr. Daniel Cote, Indigenous Relations
  • Dr. Diana Coholic, Social Work
  • Dr. Kevin Fitzmaurice
  • Dr. Taima Moeke-Pickering, Indigenous Relations
  • Dr. Stephen Ritchie, Human Kinetics
  • Dr. Elizabeth Wenghofer, Rural and Northern Health

FACULTY CO-SUPERVISORS

  • Dr. Lynne Gouliquer, Sociology
  • Dr. Rosanna Langer, Law & Justice
  • Dr. Brittany Luby, History
  • Dr. Leigh MacEwan, School of Social Work
  • Dr. Susan Manitowabi, Indigenous Relations
  • Cheryle Partridge, Indigenous Relations

MIR COMMITTEE

  • Dr. Daniel Cote, Coordinator
  • Dr. Taima Moeke-Pickering
  • Dr. Darrel Manitowabi
  • Dr. Tammy Eger
  • Dr. Susan Manitowabi

MIR ADMISSIONS COMMITTEE

  • Dr. Daniel Cote, Coordinator
  • Dr. Taima Moeke-Pickering
  • Dr. Darrel Manitowabi
Daniel Côté

Daniel Côté

School of Indigenous Relations
Tammy Eger

Tammy Eger

Office of the Vice-President, Research
Susan Manitowabi

Susan Manitowabi

Office of Academic and Indigenous Programs
Taima Moeke-Pickering

Taima Moeke-Pickering

School of Indigenous Relations
Stephen Ritchie

Stephen Ritchie

School of Kinesiology and Health Sciences
Joey-Lynn Wabie

Joey-Lynn Wabie

School of Indigenous Relations
Elizabeth Wenghofer

Elizabeth Wenghofer

School of Kinesiology and Health Sciences