Brock Pitawanakwat - Assistant Professor

Tel.: 705-673-5661 ext. 412

  • Kenjgewin Teg Educational Institute
  • Certificate in Anishinaabemowin Immersion
  • Ph.D. in Indigenous Governace at the University of Victoria
Areas of Specialization
  • Language revitalization, Traditional and contemporary concepts of health and wellness, Anishinaabe culture and history
Courses taught
  • INDG 1116 Foundations of Aboriginal Peoplehood
  • INDG 1117 Implications of Aboriginal Peoplehood
  • INDG 3215 Native Community-Based Research Methods
  • INDG 3256 Aboriginal Health and Wellness
Current Research Projects
  • Anishinaabe resurgence and cultural revitalization; connections between cultural revitalization and health and wellness; and supporting former residential school students and their families.
Recent Publications
  • "'Peoplehood' as a Guiding Vision for Urban Indigenous Communities" in Jeff Corntassel and Tom Holm (editors), The Power of Peoplehood: Contemporary Indigenous Community-building. Austin: University of Texas Press (forthcoming).
  • "Anishinaabeg Studies: Creative, Critical, Ethical, and Reflexive" in Jill Doerfler, Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair and Heidi Kiiwetinepinesiik Stark (editors), Centering Anishinaabeg Studies: Understanding the World Through Stories. Michigan State University Press, 2013.
  • "Bimaadziwin Oodenaang: A Pathway to Urban Nishnaabe Resurgence" in Leanne Simpson (editor), Lighting the Eighth Fire: The Liberation, Resurgence, and the Protection of Indigenous Nations. Winnipeg: Arbeiter Ring Publishing, 2008.
  • "The Meaning of Political Participation for Indigenous Youth" with Taiaiake Alfred and Jackie Price. Ottawa: Democratic Renewal Series, 2007.