University of Calgary

Daniel Voth

  • Associate Professor

About Me:

Tanshi!  My name is Daniel and I am Métis from the Métis Nation of the Red River Valley.  I descend from a well-respected family of buffalo hunters who lived in Red River while travelling the length and breadth of the northern plains.  I was born, raised, and educated near my family’s scrip land in the inner city of Winnipeg.  I completed my undergraduate degree in Politics at the University of Winnipeg in 2007. Between 2007 and 2008 I served as the lead intern in the Manitoba Legislative Assembly Internship Program where I wrote speeches and researched for both executive council and government members of the legislative assembly.  My doctoral research examined the political and decolonizing relationships between Métis and other Indigenous peoples in Manitoba.  Using the work of Métis scholar and activist Howard Adams, I argue that fractious and uncomfortable political relationships can foster a broad inter-Indigenous decolonizing politics.  I am thrilled to be a member of the Department of Political Science at the world class University of Calgary in the territory of Treaty 7 peoples.


BA (Honours): University of Winnipeg 2007

PhD: University of British Columbia 2015


Journal Articles:

2016. Voth, Daniel. "Her Majesty's Justice Be Done: Métis Legal Mobilization and the Pitfalls to Indigenous Political Movement Building." Canadian Journal of Political Science. 49:2. 243-266.

2018. Voth, Daniel.  "The Choices we Make, and the World they Create: Metis Conflicts with Treaty One Peoples in MMF V. Canada." University of Toronto Law Journal. 68: 3, summer 358-404

2018. Voth, Daniel. "Order-Up! The Decolonizing Politics of Howard Adams and Maria Campbell with a Side of Imagining Otherwise."  Native American and Indigenous Studies. 5.2, 16-36.

In-Press. Voth, Daniel with Jessie Loyer.  "Why Calgary isn’t Métis Territory: Jigging Towards an Ethic of Reciprocal Visiting."  in Visions of the Heart 5th edition. Eds. Gina Starblanket and David Long with Olive Patricia Dicason.  Oxford University Press.

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