“Anishinaabe Enawendiwin”


“Anishinaabe Enawendiwin”

Dr. Nicholas J. Reo

Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies and Native American Studies,

Dartmouth College

Abstract: For researchers working in Indigenous territories, being effective allies requires strong, authentic relationships with Indigenous nations and peoples. But what exactly is the connection between these relationships and “the work”, and how do we build authentic relationships if they do not already exist? This presentation connects lessons from a series of past and current research partnerships with Anishnaabe understandings of kinship (Enawendiwin) and other forms of Anishnaabe ethical knowledge for insights into university-Indigenous research partnerships.


Dr. Nicholas J. Reo is a citizen of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. He is an Assistant Professor of Native American and Environmental Studies at Dartmouth College where he studies Indigenous knowledge and ecological stewardship on Indigenous lands. Dr. Reo blends ecological, anthropological and Indigenous methodologies in his work, often via tribal community-university partnerships.


Date: Friday, January 26th, 2018

Time: 12:30-2:30 pm

Location: Peterson Hall, Room 116, 3460 McTavish Street, H3A 0E6

Refreshments will be served