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Brenda MacDougall, Ph.D.

Brenda MacDougall, Ph.D.

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Professor MacDougall is the Chair of Metis Studies at the University of Ottawa.See also the "People of the Metis Nation," "Dictionary of Metis Biography"and "Women of the Metis Nation."
Professor MacDougall is the Chair of Metis Studies at the University of Ottawa.See also the "People of the Metis Nation," "Dictionary of Metis Biography"and "Women of the Metis Nation."

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Published by: Lawrence J. Barkwell on May 30, 2011
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Brenda MacDougall
(b. 1969)Dr. MacDougall was appointed the Chair of Métis Studies at the University of Ottawa inJanuary 2010, she is now engaged in Ontario-based Métis historical and communityresearch.Brenda joined Native Studies at the University of Saskatchewan in 1999 and worked withMétis communities documenting their history while exploring aspects of Métisindigenous knowledge related to family. Brenda has been active with various researchprojects, a collaborative project with Drs. Nicole St-Onge, Carolyn Podruchny andHeather Devine. She is completing her research onMétis communities on the border with the United Stateslooking at how the International Border has impactedthe ability of Métis communities to define themselvesas well as pursuing a project detailing early twentiethcentury Aboriginal political and cultural movements inwestern Canada. Her first book,
One of the Family: Métis Culture in Nineteenth-Century NorthwesternSaskatchewan
(2010), was released by the Universityof British Columbia and explores the history of Métiscommunities in northwestern Saskatchewan within asystem of family relationships and as rooted in aparticular place. As a part of that work, she iscollaborating with researchers from the Universities of Alberta and Saskatchewan as wellas the Northwest Saskatchewan Métis Council to produce an atlas of the Métisexperience in northwestern Saskatchewan. The occasional paper;
 Île à la Crosse: family,history, and the emergence of community in Northwestern Saskatchewan, 1776-1907,
 was published in 2010 as CURA Otipimsuak discussion paper no. 3.See also:MacDougall, Brenda. “Wahkootowin: Family and Cultural Identity in NorthwesternSaskatchewan Metis,”
The Canadian Historical Review
- Volume 87, Number 3,September 2006, pp. 431-462.MacDougall, Brenda. 'The Comforts of Married Life': Metis Family Life, Labour, and theHudson's Bay Company,”
 Labour/Le Travail
, No. 61, Spring 2008.MacDougall, Brenda. Brenda Macdougall, Île à la Crosse: Family, History, and theEmergence of Community in Northwestern Saskatchewan, 1776-1907, DiscussionPaper for
Otipimsuak—the Free People: Métis Land and Society in Northwest Saskatchewan,”
Community-University Research Alliance, April 2006.

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