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Gabriel Maracle

Indigenous Politics; Governance; Indigenous Institution and History; Urban Indigenous Issues; Canadian Politics; Program and Service Delivery; Policy Development

Degrees:BA (Carleton), MA (Carleton), MA (Trent), PhD in Progress (Trent)
Office:D697 Loeb


Gabriel Maracle is a Lecturer in the Department of Political Science focusing on Indigenous Governance in Canada. This work involves understanding how Indigenous people govern themselves through their traditional practices and approaches and how that relates, or doesn’t, to the Canadian state. He is also interested in urban life, particularly the continued urbanization of Indigenous people, and how that changes and shapes Indigenous peoples’ identities, politics and institutions. He is an enrolled member of Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, and was born and raised in Ottawa. His previous work experience includes working as a policy analyst for a national Indigenous organization.

He is finishing his PhD at Trent University located in Michi Saagig territory now known as Peterborough, Ontario. His PhD focuses on healing programs and services for Indigenous men in reserve and urban communities.

Selected Publications

Holden, Chris, Daniel Eisenkraft Klien, & Gabriel Maracle. “Contested Sovereignty: The Political Economy of Canada’s Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products.” Social Science & Medicine, 2023. (Forthcoming)

Newhouse, David, Phil Abbott, Jason Fenno, Mara Heiber, Gabriel Maracle, Robin Quantic, & Heather Shpuniarsky. “More than Harmony: Transformational Teaching and Learning in Canada in an Age of Reconciliation.” In The Palgrave Handbook on Learning for Transformation. Palgrave Macmillan. London, UK: 2022

Maracle, Gabriel. “Connections and Processes: Indigenous Community and Identity’s place in the Healing Journey.” In Turtle Island Journal of Indigenous Health. The University of Toronto. Toronto, ON: 2021

Maracle, Gabriel. “Indigenous Identity and Ceremonies Role in Healing in the Criminal Justice System.” In Walking Together in Indigenous Research, edited by Jennifer Markides and Laura Forsythe. Critical Pedagogy, 2021.

Belanger, Yale D., Gabriel Maracle, Kevin FitzMaurice, & David Newhouse.  Consigned to  a Politically Constructed and Contested Jurisdictional Void: A Review of the Literature about Urban Indigenous Government in Canada. Prepared for Chanie Wenjack School for Indigenous Studies, Trent University. Peterborough, ON: June 19, 2020.