Indigenous Geographies

Indigenous Geographies is a fast-growing sub-discipline. Increasingly, Indigenous theory is weaved through course content in the department to examine how core geographic concepts such as space, place, territory, land, and the scale of the intimate are sites of colonial and racial dispossession and violence, as well as sites for decolonial thought and practice. Faculty specializing in Indigenous Geographies are committed to fostering ethical engagement and accountable and reciprocal research with Indigenous communities that ultimately contributes to Indigenous resurgence and self-determination.

Faculty working on Indigenous Geography

Assistant Professor

Michelle Daigle is Mushkegowuk (Swampy Cree) and a member of Constance Lake First Nation, located in the Treaty 9 territory. She is interested in bringing Geography into critical dialogue with Indigenous Studies to examine colonial-capitalist dispossession (particularly through exploitative extractive development), and Indigenous movements for decolonization and self-determination.

Assistant Professor

I am a legal geographer and critical Indigenous scholar interested in questions of law, justice, violence and resistance in neocolonial relations. My current projects build on 15 years of collaboration as a community-based researcher and educator.