Crystal Fraser, PhD

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Arts - History & Classics Dept


Assistant Professor, Faculty of Arts - History & Classics Dept



Crystal Gail Fraser is Gwichyà Gwich'in and originally from Inuvik and Dachan Choo Gę̀hnjik in the Northwest Territories. Her PhD research focused on the history of student experiences at Indian Residential Schools in the Inuvik Region between 1959 and 1996. Crystal's work makes a strong contribution to how scholars engage with Indigenous research methodologies and theoretical concepts, our understanding of Indigenous histories during the second half of the twentieth century, and how northern Canada was unique in relation to the rest of the settler nation. Crystal is the mother of Quinn Addison Fraser, a three-year-old Gwichyà Gwich'in toddler, and both practice their Dinjii Zhuh tradition of engaging in matrilineal practices and leadership.


History of Indian Residential Schools in Canada; the North; Gender and Sexuality; Sport and Recreation; Indigenous Methodologies; Oral Histories.


HIST 261 - Post-Confederation Canada

Winter Term 2021 Winter Term 2022
NS 200 - Indigenous | Canada: Looking Forward/Looking Back

For students from faculties outside the Faculty of Native Studies with an interest in acquiring a basic familiarity with Indigenous/non-Indigenous relationships, particularly in the lands now called Alberta and Canada. Consists of a survey of historical and contemporary relationships between Indigenous peoples and newcomers, with the aim of expanding the understandings held by many Canadians about these relationships. Not designed for Native Studies majors. Sections may be offered in a Cost Recovery format at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.

Winter Term 2021

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