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David R. Newhouse

Numbered & Pre-confederation Treaties Co-Leader

Degrees:B.Sc., M.B.A. University of Western Ontario
Website:Professor Profile at Trent University in the Chanie Wenjack School for Indigenous Studies

David Newhouse is Onondaga from the Six Nations of the Grand River community near Brantford, Ontario. He is Professor of Indigenous Studies at Trent University in the Chanie Wenjack School for Indigenous Studies and Professor of Business Administration in the School of Business Administration. He has been Chair of the Department of Indigenous Studies, now the Chanie Wenjack School for Indigenous Studies, since 1993.

His research interests focus on the emergence of modern Indigenous society, focusing on emerging Indigenous communities. He also teaches 1600 students per year in two first year courses in Indigenous Studies.

He is the founding editor of two peer reviewed journals: CANDO Journal of Aboriginal Economic Development and aboriginal policy studies, a journal devoted to urban Indigenous issues. He is editor of 7 books on Indigenous issues and author of  25 book chapters, 50 journal articles and more than 150 keynote invited talks. He has supervised 17 PhD students and 24 MA students. He has been awarded more than $9.0M in research funding from public and private sources.

He was awarded the Trent University Teaching Award for Educational Leadership and Innovation in 2016. He has served for the last decade on the Executive Committee for the Trent University Faculty Association: three years as president. He currently serves as grievance officer. He is the Chair of the Aboriginal Working Group of the Canadian Association of University Teachers. Locally, he served on the board of directors for the Nogojawong Friendship Centre in Peterborough, and as Treasurer of the National Association of Friendship Centres and the Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres and is the Co-Chair of the Trent Indigenous Education Council. He is the Co-Chair of the SSHRC Indigenous Advisory Circle and the Science Officer for the CIHR Indigenous Peoples Health Research competitions. He current serves as the Co-Chair of the Board of Katimavik, a national youth service organization.