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Shalene Jobin, PhD, MA, BCom

Associate Professor, Director of Indigenous Governance and Partnership

Native Studies

About Me

Dr. Shalene Jobin is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Native Studies and Director of the Indigenous Governance and Partnership program at the University of Alberta. Dr. Jobin is the co-creator and founding Academic Director of the Indigenous Partnership Development Program, an executive-level teaching partnership between Executive Education and the Faculty of Native Studies, University of Alberta. Shalene is Cree from her mother (Wuttunee family) and Métis from her father (Jobin family) and is a member of Red Pheasant Cree First Nation (Treaty Six). 


Dr. Shalene Jobin has recently finished writing a book manuscript under advance contract with UBC Press titled, Nehiyawak Narratives: Upholding Indigenous Economic Relationships. Shalene has published in the edited collection Living on the Land: Indigenous Women’s Understanding of Place (2016) and Indigenous Identity and Resistance (2010), and in the journals American Indian Quarterly (2011), Revue Générale de Droit (2013), and Native Studies Review (2016). She has also co-authored in Aboriginal Policy Studies (2012) and Surviving Canada (2017). Shalene is involved in numerous community-centred research initiatives, including Indigenous Approaches to Governance in the 21st Century, and the Wahkohtowin Law & Governance Lodge, a new partnership between the Faculty of Native Studies and the Faculty of Law to provide law and governance supports to Indigenous communities.


Native Studies 430 Indigenous Governance and Partnership Capstone 

Native Studies 403/NS 503/LAW 599 - The ᐘᐦᑯᐦᑐᐏᐣ Wahkohtowin Project Intensive: ᒥᔪ ᐑᒉᐦᑐᐏᐣ Miyo-wîcêhtowin Principles and Practice 

Native Studies 445 Community Development Processes

Native Studies 550 Practicum in Native Studies (graduate) 

Native Studies 320 Aboriginal Government and Politics 

Native Studies 330 Indigenous Economies 

Strategic Management and Organization 488 (School of Business) and Native Studies 403 Governance Practices in Aboriginal Communities

Native Studies 485 Colonialism and the Criminal Justice System