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