SSHRC Post-doctoral Research Fellow &
Adjunct Faculty member, First Peoples Studies Program
School of Community and Public Affairs, Concordia University

I have been a part-time faculty member in the First Peoples Studies Program since 2017 and also a SSHRC post-doctoral research fellow in the SCPA since August 2019, working with Professor Daniel Salée.


Current Projects

  • “Our (Un)Common Ground: Power, Authenticity, Entanglement and Polarization” research project/network. Co-convener, with Andrea Bartoli, former Dean of the School of Diplomacy at Seton Hall University, Arpad Klimo, historian at The Catholic University of America, and others. This interdisciplinary research project seeks to study theoretical articulations and historical manifestations of the simultaneous entanglement and polarization of human quests for power and authenticity. More details.

  • Contesting the Cannibal Wihtiko: Common Ground on the Edge of Humanity. This book project, under advance contract with McGill-Queen’s University Press, is in process, with a full draft manuscript near completion. More details.

  • Hannah Bay “Massacre” of 1832: Decolonizing and Depolarizing the History of a Subarctic Conflict. Partially finished draft manuscript awaiting expansion and revision. 

  • More projects & information to follow



Book Chapters

  • “Spirituality, Emergent Creativity and Reconciliation on the Edge of Humanity: Cree Insights and Examples.” Chapter in Spirituality, Emergent Creativity and Reconciliation. Edited by Vern Neufeld Redekop and Gloria Neufeld Redekop. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

  • “Witiko Possession and Starvation Cannibalism Among the Cree of James Bay: Monstrosity or Madness?” Chapter in Creating Humanity, Discovering Monstrosity: Myths and Metaphors of Enduring Evil. Edited by Elizabeth Nelson, Jillian Burcar and Hannah Priest, 3-15. Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2010.

Published Articles

  • “Reconciling Amerindian and Euroamerican (Mis)Understandings of a Shared Past: Lessons for Conflict Historiography from the 1832 Hannah Bay ‘Massacre.’” The Canadian Journal of Native Studies 30, no. 2 (2010): 229-265.

  • “Windigo Killings and the Clash of Cultures: Quests for Unity versus Uniformity of Understanding.” Philosophy Culture and Traditions 6 (2010): 65-79.

  • “Coping with starvation and deprivation in Moose Factory, 1882-1902: Cree-HBC interdependence as revealed in the Moose Factory HBC records,” in Papers of the 39th Algonquian Conference, ed. Karl S. Hele & Regna Darnell. London (Ontario): University of Western Ontario, 2008. Pp. 94-122.

Professional Historical Publications

  • Principal (ghost) author. Historical sections of Indian Claims Commission (ICC) reports:

    • Roseau River Anishinabe First Nation 1903 Surrender Inquiry. Ottawa: ICC, 2007. Pp. 95-144.

    • Sakimay First Nation: Treaty Land Entitlement Inquiry. Ottawa: ICC, 2007. Pp. 5-23.

    • Cowessess First Nation: 1907 Surrender - Phase II Inquiry. Ottawa, ICC, 2006. Pp. 145-196.

    • Peepeekisis First Nation Inquiry: File Hills Colony Claim. Ottawa, ICC, 2004. Pp. 11-82.


Public Lectures

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Conference Papers

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Courses Taught

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