The Department of First Nations Studies team consists of Aboriginal faculty, affiliated  faculty members from various disciplines, and departmental staff.


Deanna Reder
Associate Professor, Chair

Eldon Yellowhorn
Associate Professor

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Associate Professor
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June Scudeler
Assistant Professor, Limited Term and Shadbolt Fellow, FNS & SFU Galleries

Rudy Reimer/Yumks
Associate Professor

Associate and Adjunct Faculty

Ted Palys
BA, MA (Manitoba), PhD (Car)

Professor, School of Criminology
Associate Member, First Nations Studies
   (2013-2016, 2016-2019)

Research methods and methodology, sociology of science; aboriginal/indigenous justice and self-determination; sociology of international law; research ethics; research confidentiality and privilege.

Past Associate or Adjunct:

Biruté M. F. Galdikas
Department of Archaeology
Associate Member, FNS (2013 Sept. -2016 Aug.).

Sarah Henzi
Adjunct Member, FNS
(2015-16, 2016-17)

Université de Montréal


Maui Solomon
Adjunct Member (Spring 2008-Spring 2015), FNS & iPinCH


Dara Culhane

Mary Ellen Kelm

Dean Mellow

Bryan Myles
Manager & Acting Director
The Bill Reid Centre

Bob Russell
Emeritus Professor, Mathematics 

John Welch
Resource & Environmental Management

Affiliated Departments or Programs


Brenda Harrison
Manager, First Nations Studies
Academic Advisor, First Nations Studies Programs (FNSTMAJ, FNSTJMA, FNSTMIN, CFNSR, FNSTPBD)
(Interim Manager, eff. February 14, 2018)

Lorraine Yam
Manager, Academic and Administrative Services
and FNS Curriculum Services
Academic Advisor, FNST,  FNEP & FNLG programs.
Tel. 778.782.5595

Brett Romans
Budget Assistant

Emily Tepper
Chair/Department Secretary
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Shagufta Saddiq
Program Assistant

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