Dr. Shalene Jobin is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Native Studies and Director of the Indigenous Governance and Partnership program at the University of Alberta. Dr. Jobin is the co-creator and founding Academic Director of the Indigenous Partnership Development Program, an executive-level teaching partnership between Executive Education and the Faculty of Native Studies, University of Alberta. Shalene is Cree from her mother (Wuttunee family) and Métis from her father (Jobin family) and is a member of Red Pheasant Cree First Nation (Treaty Six).
Dr. Shalene Jobin has recently finished writing a book manuscript under advance contract with UBC Press titled, Nehiyawak Narratives: Upholding Indigenous Economic Relationships. Shalene has published in the edited collection Living on the Land: Indigenous Women’s Understanding of Place (2016) and Indigenous Identity and Resistance (2010), and in the journals American Indian Quarterly (2011), Revue Générale de Droit (2013), and Native Studies Review (2016). She has also co-authored in Aboriginal Policy Studies (2012) and Surviving Canada (2017). Shalene is involved in numerous community-centred research initiatives, including Indigenous Approaches to Governance in the 21st Century, and the Wahkohtowin Law & Governance Lodge, a new partnership between the Faculty of Native Studies and the Faculty of Law to provide law and governance supports to Indigenous communities.
Native Studies 430 Indigenous Governance and Partnership Capstone
Native Studies 445 Community Development Processes
Native Studies 550 Practicum in Native Studies (graduate)
Native Studies 320 Aboriginal Government and Politics
Native Studies 330 Indigenous Economies
Strategic Management and Organization 488 (School of Business) and Native Studies 403 Governance Practices in Aboriginal Communities
Native Studies 485 Colonialism and the Criminal Justice System
This course will review underlying factors which affect the economies of Indigenous communities and examine different approaches to Indigenous economies, including community, alternative, corporate and entrepreneurial business approaches. Indigenous perspectives to Indigenous Economic Development will be a principal theme. The objective of the course will be to assess approaches to the identification, planning, and implementation of economic development strategies for Indigenous communities. Prerequisites: NS 110, 111 and 240 or 290 or consent of the Faculty. 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
Under the Co-leadership of Dr. Hadley Friedland and Dr. Shalene Jobin is the creation of the Wahkohtowin Law and Governance Lodge. The purpose is to establish and maintain a sustainable community-engaged interdisciplinary unit, a partnership between the University of Alberta Faculties of Law and Native Studies housed within the Faculty of Law that will:
1) Support Indigenous communities to identify, articulate and implement their own laws and governance structures through community-led, collaborative research and community engagement;
2) Develop, gather, amplify and transfer wise practices and promising methodologies through the provision of experiential learning, training opportunities and conferences with Indigenous communities, organizations, students, the general public, and the legal profession; and
3) Produce functional and accessible public legal education and governance resources for Indigenous governments and organizations to draw on for their own future work and goals, that are readily available through a website to other Indigenous communities and organizations, the general public, legal service providers and the legal profession.News Article