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Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 8:45am

We are so very pleased to announce that, as of July 1, 2018, Dr. Gina Starblanket has joined the Department of Political Science at the University of Calgary as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Indigenous Politics with a research and teaching focus on the politics of decolonization in Canada.

Dr. Starblanket is Cree/Saulteaux and a member of the Star Blanket Cree Nation in Treaty 4 territory in Saskatchewan and comes to the University of Calgary from the University of Manitoba where she was Assistant Professor in both the Native Studies and the Women and Gender Studies programs.  Dr. Starblanket holds her PhD and MA from the University of Victoria and a BA from the University of Regina.

In her dissertation, Beyond Rights and Wrongs: Towards a Treaty-Based Practice of Relationality, Dr. Starblanket examined the contemporary politics of treaty implementation in Canada with a focus on the numbered treaties. Currently, her work centres on Indigenous political theory and takes up questions of treaty implementation, gender, feminism, identity, decolonization, resurgence, and relationality. Her research has appeared in Making Space for Indigenous Feminism (Second Edition) (Fernwood Publishing, 2017) and is forthcoming in the American Indian Culture and Research Journal (Fall 2018), as well as a chapter in an edited collection entitled Resurgence and Reconciliation: Indigenous-Settler Relations and Earth Teachings, (forthcoming Sept 2018 - University of Toronto Press).

Please join us all in a warm welcome to Dr. Gina Starblanket!