Paul Gareau, PhD

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Native Studies


Assistant Professor, Faculty of Native Studies
(780) 492-2116
2-58 Pembina Hall
8921 - 116 St NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H8



Paul L. Gareau is Métis and French Canadian from Bellevue Saskatchewan. He is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Native Studies and former fellow for the Rupertsland Centre for Métis Research (RCMR) at the University of Alberta, Canada. He is also the academic lead for the Indigenous Canada Massive Open Online Course (MOOC). His research, academic publications, and community research projects explore the influence of Catholicism on early and late modern identity, the legacy of colonial discourses on Indigenous and ethno-cultural minorities, and the multiplicity of experience in rural spaces. His research focuses on the Métis, Indigenous religiosity, kinship youth, gender, la francophonie, and rural Canada.


NS 201 - 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. 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. This course will be delivered online. Not open to students with credit in NS 200. 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.

Fall Term 2020
NS 280 - Selected Topics in Indigenous Studies

Winter Term 2021
NS 290 - Introduction to Research and Inquiry

Basic research skills and concepts required in Indigenous Studies will be developed by exploring secondary sources.

Fall Term 2020

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