Paul Gareau, PhD

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Native Studies

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


Area of Study / Keywords

Métis religion kinship identity Native/Indigenous Studies Religious Studies Research Methods Indigenous Canada MOOC


Paul L. Gareau is Métis and an assistant professor in the Faculty of Native Studies at the University of Alberta, Canada. His research, publications, and teaching explores the Métis experiences of religion, the legacy of colonial discourses on Indigenous and ethno-cultural minorities, and the multiplicity of experience in rural spaces. Grounded in Métis Studies and Indigenous Studies as well as Religious Studies, Gareau’s work centres on theory and methodology around relationality, gender, Indigenous epistemologies, land and place, and sovereignty/peoplehood.


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 offered at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations sections of the Calendar.

Fall Term 2021
NS 280 - Selected Topics in Indigenous Studies

Winter Term 2021 Winter Term 2022
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 2021

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