Michael Hankard - Associate Professor

DEPARTMENT OF INDIGENOUS STUDIESMichael Hankard new
Tel.: 705-673-5661 ext.413
E-mail: mhankard@usudbury.ca

Education
  • B.Sc. Northeastern University
  • M.A. Georgetown University
  • M.S. Northeastern University
  • Ph.D. in Indigenous Studies & Sociology, Laurentian University
Research interests
  • Traditional Ecological Knowledge, Traditional health, Natural Resource Management, Indigenous Knowledge, Indigenous research methodology, cultural identity, Institutional ethnography, interdisciplinarity
Courses taught
  • INDG 2005 Aboriginal Languages in the Contemporary Culture
  • INDG 2105 Culture, Behaviour and Identity of the Native Person
  • INDG 2126 Indigenous Perspectives on Water
  • INDG 2285 North American Native People: Tradition and Culture
  • INDG 2316 Foundations of Indigenous Ecological Knowledge
  • INDG 3147 Canadian Politics and Inuit Peoples
  • INDG 3285 Living with the Land: Indigenous Knowledge in Theory and Practice
  • INDG 4405 Seeing with a Native Eye
Recent research/publications
Books
  • Hankard, Michael and Charlton, John (Eds.). We Still Live Here: First Nations, the Alberta Oil Sands, and Surviving Globalism. (Vernon, BC: JCharlton Publishing Ltd.) (September 2016), (refereed).
  • Hankard, Michael. Access, Clocks, Blocks and Stocks: Resisting Health Canada’s Management of Traditional Medicine. (Vernon, BC: JCharlton Publishing Ltd., January 2015, (refereed).

Chapters in Books
  • Hankard, Michael. “In the Way of Progress: First Nations, the Oil Sands and Traditional Healers” in Hankard, Michael and Charlton, John (Eds.). We Still Live Here: First Nations, the Alberta Oil Sands, and Surviving Globalism. (Vernon, BC: JCharlton Publishing Ltd.) (September 2016), (refereed).
  • Hankard, Michael and Charlton, John (Eds.) “Introduction” in We Still Live Here: First Nations, the Alberta Oil Sands, and Surviving Globalism. (Vernon, BC: JCharlton Publishing Ltd.) (September 2016), (refereed).
  • Hankard, Michael. “What the Land is Telling Us: Listening to Learn from Indigenous Perspectives” in The Art of Noticing Deeply: Commentaries on Teaching, Learning and Mindfulness. (Newcastle, United Kingdom: Cambridge Scholars) (under review), (refereed).
  • Hankard, Michael. “Traditional Ecological Knowledge, Interdisciplinarity and Indigenous Knowledge” in Ali Reguigui, ed. Perspectives on Interdisciplinarity, Human Sciences Monograph Series, Volume 13, p. 45-71, Laurentian University, Sudbury, ON, November 2013 (refereed).
  • Hankard, Michael. “Ethical Challenges to First Nations and the Internet: How the Internet Constructs Public Understandings of First Nations Well-Being” in Eth-ICTS: Ethics and the New Information and Communication Technologies, University of Sudbury, Sudbury, ON. Paul Laverdure and Melchior Mbonimpa, (Eds.), 2011, 39-47 (refereed).

Articles
  • Hankard, Michael. “The Indian Status Card as Regulator of Traditional Healer Access.” Canadian Journal of Native Studies, Vol. 34-2, pp. 73-85, November 2014, (refereed).
  • Hankard, Michael. “Commentary: Grassroots Solutions for Improving Off-reserve Access to Medical Transportation Funding.” Aboriginal Policy Studies, Vol. 3, No. 1 & 2, pp. 164-177, 2014, (refereed).
  • Hankard, Michael. “Barriers to Accessing Traditional Healer Travel Funding from Off-reserve.” Indigenous Policy Journal, Vol. XXIV, No. 1, Summer 2013, 1-24 (refereed).
  • Hankard, Michael. “Commentary: Transforming Relationships and Accessing Non-Insured Health Benefits Travel Funding to see Traditional Healers from Off-reserve.” Aboriginal Policy Studies, (1)(3), 2011, 81-95 (refereed).

First Nation Community Studies/Reports
  • Hankard, Michael. Serpent River First Nation Community Strategy Assessment Survey & Report. Cutler, Ontario, 2005. (Community Refereed).