First Nations Studies

Job – Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies, Tenure track

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 Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies – Indigenous/Global Media Activism

The University of Kansas Department of Film and Media Studies (FMS) invites candidates to apply for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in Film and Media Studies. We are interested in candidates whose work focuses on Indigenous/Native American/First Nations film and global media activism. This position is part of an emerging cluster of interdisciplinary positions on the topic of migration, immigration, diaspora and human trafficking and may include participation in interdisciplinary initiatives or in research projects with scholars in other disciplines. The position is expected to begin as early as August 18, 2015. In addition to this collaborative work, the faculty member will be expected to research, write, and publish in the candidate’s substantive field; develop and teach courses in the research areas stated above in addition to introductory courses in Film and Media Studies; serve on graduate student committees, direct theses and dissertations; perform advising responsibilities; and serve on departmental, College, and University committees.

The University of Kansas is particularly interested in hiring faculty members who can contribute to the climate of diversity in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, including a diversity of scholarly approaches, and four key campus-wide strategic initiatives: (1) Sustaining the Planet, Powering the World; (2) Promoting Well-Being, Finding Cures; (3) Building Communities, Expanding Opportunities; and (4) Harnessing Information, Multiplying Knowledge. For more information see

We encourage women and minorities to apply.

KU is a Research 1 (RU/VH) institution, the flagship of the Kansas system, and a member of the AAU. It is located in Lawrence, a thriving and progressive community a short drive from Kansas City. The Department of Film and Media Studies has 11 core faculty members and graduate and undergraduate programs.


1. A Ph.D. or MFA in the humanities or a social science discipline, with a substantive focus on Film and Media, from an accredited school is expected by the start date of the appointment (08-18-2015).
2. A proven record or demonstration for high potential in research, teaching, and publications.
3. Demonstrated ability to teach Film and Media-related courses, as evidenced by application materials, educational background, and teaching philosophy.
4. Demonstrated ability to work in interdisciplinary and collaborative environments.

For a complete announcement and to apply online, go to or and search by keywords [Film and Media]. A complete online application includes the following materials: cover letter, curriculum vitae, one research sample such as an article or dissertation chapter, teaching philosophy, proof of teaching experience (e.g. course evaluations and syllabi), and the names, e-mail addresses, and contact information for three references. Only complete applications will be considered.

Initial review of applications will begin December 1, 2014 and will continue as long as needed to identify a qualified pool.

Application Information
Contact: Michael Baskett, Search Committee Chair
Department of Film and Media Studies
The University of Kansas
Online App. Form:

Call for Submissions: First People’s Writing Blog

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The First People’s Writing blog (xʷnaʔələmxʷ sχəχi:ls) is a student run initiative by the First Nations Studies Student Association at UBC. The blog is a space to encourage knowledge creation and sharing by both Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in the field of First Nations Studies. As a public space, the blog is an interdisciplinary meeting place for the formulation and exchange of ideas, discussions and inspiration. Submissions, including poetry, creative writing, essays, and short films, are always welcome.
For more information or to submit an entry, contact Anna Mackenzie at
To view the blog, visit here.

Source: The Talking Stick: News and Information from the First Nations Longhouse, November 10, 2014


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Red Skin, White Masks is a work of critically engaged political theory that challenges the now commonplace assumption that settler-colonization can be reconciled through a process of cultural recognition and accommodation. In light of this colonial impasse, Coulthard sets out to explore a radically decolonial politics that is less oriented around attaining an affirmative form of recognition and institutional accommodation by the colonial-state and society, and more about critically revaluing, reconstructing and redeploying Indigenous cultural practices in ways that seek to prefigure radical alternatives to the symbolic and structural violence that continues to dispossess our nations of lands, political authority, and lives.

This book is a profound critique of contemporary colonialism, a clear vision of Indigenous resurgence, and a serious contribution to the literature of freedom.”  Professor Taiaiake Alfred, from the “Forward.”


Author Bio:

Glen Coulthard is an assistant professor in the First Nations Studies Program and the Department of Political Science. Glen has written and published numerous articles and chapters in the areas of contemporary political theory, indigenous thought and politics, and radical social and political thought. He is Yellowknives Dene.


Rita Kaur Dhamoon is an Assistant Professor in Political Science, at the
University of Victoria, the territory of the Lekwungen peoples, Canada. Her
research interests broadly focus on the politics of difference, including
multiculturalism and nation-building, securitization and race, settler
colonialism, gender and feminist politics, intersectionality, critical race
and anti-colonial politics, relations between people of colour and
Indigenous peoples, and Sikhs and the problem with inclusion. Among other
publications, she is author of Identity/Difference Politics (2009),
Considerations on Mainstreaming Intersectionality” (Political Research
, 2011), and “Feminisms” (in Oxford Handbook on Gender &
, 2013). Her work is rooted in anti-racist feminist action.

Sarah Hunt (PhD) is a writer, educator and activist currently based in
Lkwungen Territories (Victoria, BC) and is of Kwagiulth (Kwakwaka’wakw),
Ukrainian and English ancestry. She has more than 15 years’ experience
doing community-based work on issues of justice, education and cultural
revitalization in rural and urban Indigenous communities across BC. Most
recently, Sarah’s research investigated the relationship between law and
violence in ongoing neocolonial relations in BC, asking how violence gains
visibility through Indigenous and Canadian socio-legal discourse and
action. Her research is particularly concerned with revitalizing Indigenous
law and Indigenous territorial relations through local level anti-violence
initiatives. Sarah is adjunct faculty at Vancouver Island University and
Secretary of the Indigenous Peoples Specialty Group (IPSG) of the
Association of American Geographers.

Jarrett Martineau is a Cree/Dene digital media producer, hip hop artist,
and academic from Frog Lake First Nation in Alberta. He is a PhD candidate
in Indigenous Governance at the University of Victoria. Jarrett has worked
at the intersection of art, media, and activism for many years, and his
research examines the role of art and creativity in advancing Indigenous
nationhood and decolonization. He is the co-founder and Creative Producer
of Revolutions Per Minute (, a new music platform to promote
Indigenous music culture; an organizer with the Indigenous Nationhood
Movement; and a founding director of the New Forms Festival, an annual
festival focusing on contemporary art, culture, and electronic music held
in Vancouver.

Matt Hern’s articles and books have been published on all six continents and
translated into ten languages. He teaches at a variety of universities,
lectures globally, and continues to organize in East Vancouver, Coast
Salish Territories where he lives with his partner, daughters, cats and
chickens. *

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Daniel Heath Justice (Cherokee Nation) is Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Literature and Expressive Culture and Chair of the First Nations Studies Program at the University of British Columbia. He is most recently the author of Badger, part of the Animal Series from Reaktion Books (UK), and co-editor of the Oxford Handbook of Indigenous American Literature (2014). His current works include the literary manifesto, Why Indigenous Literature Matters (forthcoming from Wilfrid Laurier University Press) and a study of other-than-human kinship in Indigenous literary expression.

Tenure Track Position in First Nations Studies at UNBC

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First Nations Studies Department

College of Arts, Social and Health Sciences

Assistant Professor  (Tenure-track Position)

The University of Northern British Columbia is ranked as one of Canada’s best small research universities with a core campus in Prince George and regional campuses throughout northern BC. UNBC has long established partnerships with many First Nations Bands and Tribal Councils. There is a strong support system for students, including the First Nations Centre, an innovative Peer Support Network, the Northern Advancement Program and other academic and cultural bridging programs. Currently there are over 3500 students enrolled in more than 40 undergraduate and graduate UNBC degree programs throughout northern BC. For more information on the First Nations Studies Department, please visit

Located in north-central BC, Prince George is a city of approximately 73,000 people with a range of cultural, educational, and recreational amenities. Prince George is a friendly community offering a wide range of outdoor activities including exceptional skiing, canoeing and kayaking, fly-fishing, hiking, and mountain biking. The lakes, forests and mountains of northern and central British Columbia offer an unparalleled natural environment in which to live and work. The city is also home to a symphony orchestra, professional theatre, a WHL hockey team, and a community college. For more information about living and working in Prince George please consult for more information on working at UNBC please consult

The University of Northern British Columbia, in conjunction with the First Nations Studies Department, invites applications for an Assistant Professor (tenure-track position) with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2014. The First Nations Studies Department offers an interdisciplinary program that includes health, gender, governance, languages and culture. The Department seeks applicants with demonstrated research and teaching success in the areas of traditional ecological knowledge (TEK), traditional use studies, community research, and resource planning. The successful candidate will possess the knowledge and experience necessary to teach undergraduate and graduate courses as well as supervise graduate students. The successful candidate will contribute to the First Nations Studies Department mandate to foster understanding of the diversity and strengths of Aboriginal peoples in Canada and abroad. Candidates must have completed a PhD prior to the start date of July 1, 2014.

Applicants should include a letter indicating potential contributions to the department, curriculum vitae, one sample of scholarly work, and the names and addresses of three references (including telephone, fax, and email information) quoting competition  # FAN10-13 to: The Office of the Provost, University of Northern British Columbia, 3333 University Way, Prince George, B.C., V2N 4Z9. Fax: (250) 960-5791. Please direct inquiries to: Dr. Ross Hoffman, Chair of the First Nations Studies Department, at Telephone (250) 960- 5242, Email <>. This position is being advertised subject to budgetary approval. Electronic submissions of CVs can be forwarded to:

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Northern British Columbia is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from women, aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.

Applications received on or before January 16, 2014, will receive full consideration; however applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

SFU Spring 2014 First Nations Studies Sessional Instructor and Teaching Assistant

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Applications are now accepted for a number of temporary instructional positions in Spring 2014

Sessional Instructor positions:  Deadline for Application: 4 p.m., Thursday, November 7, 2013.

Teaching Assistant position: Deadline for Application: 4 p.m., Monday, November 4, 2013.

Application details and full postings:

Other online posting locations:

These positions are subject to budget availability and satisfactory enrollment.  Please submit ONE application for EACH position.

Department of First Nations Studies             email:

Simon Fraser University
General Office: Saywell Hall 9091
8888 University Drive, Burnaby, BC, V5A 1S6, Canada

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