Indigenous Relations (MIR)

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

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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.

The Goodman School of Mining and Scholarships

Éléments clés

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

Perspectives de carrière

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.

Joseph Burke

The Master of Indigenous Relations program, for me, was a journey that provided the opportunity to dive deeply into questions that I’ve had my entire life. As a non-Indigenous person, being welcomed into a world of rich knowledge, cultures, languages and research, by faculty who have the lived experience and academic background to safely guide students through very complex content, was truly life-changing. Through listening to Elders, professors, classmates and Indigenous community members, I was able to recontextualize my approach and understanding in a way that fundamentally respects Indigenous research partners and demonstrates the importance of engaging with Indigenous research methodologies. The interdisciplinary nature of the program gave me the opportunity to build a partnership with a nearby Anishnawbek community for research of mutual interest. This partnership, through the reciprocal nature of Indigenous research methodologies, and careful interaction with Anishnawbek knowledge, led to friendships and relationships that far outlast the conclusion of my thesis. As was shared with me, in having an openness, an openness to playing an active role in these important relationships, we can find opportunities for collaboration that put into practice truth and reconciliation. I will be forever grateful to have had the opportunity to be a part of this program. 

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Détails du programme

Membres du corps professoral

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

FACULTY

  • Daniel Cote, Director
  • Dr. Taima Moeke-Pickering, Coordinator
  • Darrel Manitowabi
  • Susan Manitowabi
  • Dr. Celeste Pedri-Spade
  • Dr. Jorge Virchez
  • Dr. Pamela Toulouse

 

FACULTY SUPERVISORS

  • Dr. Carrie Bourassa, School of Indigenous Relations (adjunct)
  • Dr. Jan Buley, Education
  • Dr. Daniel Cote, Indigenous Relations
  • Dr. Sheila Cote-Meek, Academic and Indigenous Program
  • Dr. Diana Coholic, Social Work
  • Dr. Joel Dickinson, Psychology
  • Dr. Tammy Eger, Human Kinetics, CROSH
  • Dr. Kevin Fitzmaurice, Indigenous Studies
  • Dr. David Fortin, Architecture
  • Dr. Kristen Jacklin, NOSM
  • Dr. Marion Maar, NOSM
  • Dr. Darrel Manitowabi, Anthropology, Northern Development
  • Dr. Anne-Marie Mawhiney, Rural and Northern Health
  • Dr. Taima Moeke-Pickering, Indigenous Relations
  • Dr. Ann Pegoraro, Sports Administration, Human Kinetics
  • Dr. Stephen Ritchie, Human Kinetics
  • Dr. Pierrot Ross-Tremblay, Sociology
  • Dr. Annie Roy-Charland, Psychology
  • Dr. Pascale Roy-Leveille, Geography
  • Dr. Pamela Toulouse, Education
  • Dr. Jorge Virchez, Geography
  • Dr. Jennifer Walker, CRC II for Indigenous Health, RNH
  • Dr. Wayne Warry, Rural and Northern Health,
  • Dr. Shelley Watson, Rural and Northern Health, Psychology
  • Dr. Elizabeth Wenghofer, Rural and Northern Health
  • Dr. Nancy Young, Rural and Northern Health
  • Dr. Patrick Stewart, Architecture

 

FACULTY CO-SUPERVISORS

  • Dr. Mary Ann Corbiere, Indigenous Studies
  • Dr. Michelle Coupal, English
  • Dr. Lynne Gouliquer, Sociology
  • Dr. Michael Hankard, Indigenous Studies
  • Dr. Jennifer Johnson, Women's Studies
  • Dr. Rosanna Langer, Law & Justice
  • Dr. Brittany Luby, History
  • Dr. Leigh MacEwan, School of Social Work
  • Susan Manitowabi, Indigenous Relations
  • Cheryle Partridge, Indigenous Relations
  • Dr. Celeste Pedri-Spade, Sociology
  • Dr. Brock Pitawanakwat, Indigenous Studies
  • Bruce Jago, Goodman School of Mines

 

MIR COMMITTEE

  • Dr. Daniel Cote, Coordinator
  • Dr. Taima Moeke-Pickering, Director
  • Dr. Darrel Manitowabi
  • Dr. Tammy Eger
  • Dr. Mary Ann Corbiere
  • Dr. Wayne Warry
  • Dr. Jorge Virchez
  • Assistant Prof. Susan Manitowabi
  • Freda Recollet, Secretary

 

MIR ADMISSIONS COMMITTEE

  • Dr. Daniel Cote, Coordinator
  • Dr. Taima Moeke-Pickering, Director
  • Dr. Darrel Manitowabi
  • Dr. Marion Maar
  • Dr. Jorge Virchez
Diana Coholic

Diana Coholic

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Daniel Côté

Daniel Côté

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Sheila Cote-Meek

Sheila Cote-Meek

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Joël Dickinson

Joël Dickinson

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Tammy Eger

Tammy Eger

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Raoul Étongué-Mayer

Raoul Étongué-Mayer

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David Fortin

David Fortin

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Lynne Gouliquer

Lynne Gouliquer

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Patrick Julig

Patrick Julig

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Rosanna Langer

Rosanna Langer

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Leigh MacEwan

Leigh MacEwan

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Susan Manitowabi

Susan Manitowabi

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Taima Moeke-Pickering

Taima Moeke-Pickering

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Cheryle Partridge

Cheryle Partridge

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Celeste Pedri

Celeste Pedri

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Ann Pegoraro

Ann Pegoraro

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Stephen Ritchie

Stephen Ritchie

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Annie Roy-Charland

Annie Roy-Charland

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Pascale Roy-Léveillée

Pascale Roy-Léveillée

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Patrick Stewart

Patrick Stewart

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Pamela Toulouse

Pamela Toulouse

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Jorge Virchez

Jorge Virchez

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Jennifer Walker

Jennifer Walker

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Wayne Warry

Wayne Warry

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Shelley Watson

Shelley Watson

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Elizabeth Wenghofer

Elizabeth Wenghofer

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Nancy Young

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