First Nations, Aboriginal, and Indigenous History

In this field, we place the experiences of Indigenous peoples at the core of historical inquiry, and examine the ways in which those peoples first_nations.jpgshaped broader patterns of history. While our primary research interests are in the territories that have become Canada and the United States, we are also interested in comparative studies, particularly of other former British colonies. Temporally, our interests range from the early colonial period to the present. We are particularly interested in the practice of ethical collaboration with Indigenous communities and in creating conversations between Indigenous history and other fields. Our specific strengths in this field include the Northwest Coast and the Pacific, the environment, research methodologies, urban places, migration, the cultures of colonialism, and Indigenous encounters with modernity.


Associated Faculty