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Rebecca Major

Assistant Professor

Phone: 519-253-3000 ext. 2393
Office: Chrysler Hall North 1154

  • Double honours in History and Indigenous Studies – BA
  • Indigenous Studies – MA (Indigenous land claims)
  • Indigenous public policy (JSGS) – PhD Candidate (Indigenous-led policy change)
  • 2 years in Métis administration as policy advisor in Environment (including harvesting negotiations with provincial government), and in Inter-governmental Affairs.
  • Served as a Métis local president for 1 year
  • Served as Métis Area Representative at the provincial level for 9 months (resigned because of relocating to Ontario)
  • Canadian Aboriginal public policy
  • Indigenous governance, national and international
  • Policy of identity and membership
  • Indigenous land and governance claims
  • Policy learning
  • UNDRIP (United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People's)
  • POLS 2200  Introduction to Public Administration
  • POLS 2210  Canadian Public Administration and Policy
  • POLS 4880  Special Topics in Indigenous Politics

Janice Acoose and Rebecca Major, "Metis? metis? halfbreed? Indian?" In Speaking the Wisdom of Our Time, eds., Catherine Richardson and Jeannine Carriere (Vernon, BC., JCharlton Publishing Ltd., 2020).

Rebecca Major, “Exogenous Systems at Work: Creating and Repairing the Aboriginal Struggle With Identity” in a Special Issue of the American Journal of Indigenous Studies: “Indigenous Issues and Identity: Protecting What Is Ours”.

(Forthcoming) Elizabeth Cooper, Rebecca Major, and Emily Grafton, “Beyond tokenism: Relational learning and reconciliation within post-secondary classrooms and institutions” in a Special Issue of the Canadian Journal of Native Education: Indigenization, decolonization, reconciliation.