Shalene Jobin, PhD, MA, BCom

Associate Professor, Faculty of Native Studies


Associate Professor, Faculty of Native Studies
(780) 492-8062
2-01 Pembina Hall
8921 - 116 St NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H8



Dr. Shalene Jobin is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Native Studies, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Governance, 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 in press with UBC Press titled, Upholding Indigenous Economic Relationships: Nehiyawak Narratives. Shalene has published in the edited collections Living on the Land: Indigenous Women’s Understanding of Place (2016), Creating Indigenous Property: Power, Rights, and Relationships (2020), 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 Canadian Legal Education Annual Review (2021), Surviving Canada (2017), and Aboriginal Policy Studies (2012, 2022). Shalene is involved in numerous community-centred research initiatives, including Indigenous Approaches to Governance in the 21st Century, co-founding the Wahkohtowin Law & Governance Lodge, and the Prairie Indigenous Relationality Network.


Native Studies 430 Indigenous Governance and Partnership Capstone 

Native Studies 403/NS 503 - The ᐘᐦᑯᐦᑐᐏᐣ Wahkohtowin Project Intensive: ᒥᔪ ᐑᒉᐦᑐᐏᐣ Miyo-wîcêhtowin Principles and Practice 

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 


NS 430 - Indigenous Governance and Partnership Capstone

This course synthesizes and integrates the range of knowledge and analysis from previous Indigenous governance courses, and normally includes a practical component to enhance the interplay of the theory and actual practice of governance. Prerequisites: *6 from the list of required and elective courses for the Certificate in Indigenous Governance and Partnership [refer to the Native Studies Certificates section of the calendar], or consent of the Faculty. NS 390 is also recommended. Students intending to complete the Certificate in Indigenous Governance and Partnership should complete all other Certificate requirements first. Sections offered at an increased rate of fee assessment; refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations sections of the Calendar.

Browse more courses taught by Shalene Jobin


To Honour the Lives of Those Taken From Us’: Restor(y)ing Resurgence and Survivance through Walking With Our Sisters

Author(s): Shalene Jobin, Tara Kappo
Publication Date: 2017

Indigenous Studies, Determining Itself

Author(s): Shalene Jobin
Publication Date: 2016
Publication: Native Studies Review
Volume: 23
Issue: 1/2
Page Numbers: 32

Double-Consciousness and Nehiyawak Cree Perspectives: Reclaiming Indigenous Women’s Knowledge

Author(s): Shalene Jobin
Publication Date: 2016

Guiding Philosophy for Indigenous Governance Practices In an Urban Environment

Author(s): Shalene Jobin
Publication Date: 2010

Cree Peoplehood, International Trade, and Diplomacy

Author(s): Shalene Jobin
Publication: Revue Générale de Droit
Volume: 43
Issue: 2