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Tricia McGuire-Adams

Assistant Professor

Native Studies | Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation

About Me

Dr. Tricia McGuire-Adams (from Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek, and Thunder Bay Ontario, both located in the Robinson Superior Treaty territory) is an Assistant Professor in the Faculties of Kinesiology, Sport, & Recreation and Native Studies. Her current program of research looks to Anishinaabeg land-based learning and physical activities to further amplify Indigenous peoples’ health and well-being. In addition to her knowledge of Indigenous research frameworks, Dr. McGuire-Adams has extensive experience working with Indigenous communities as a researcher and volunteer. 


As an Anishinaabe researcher, Dr. McGuire-Adams is driven to engage in research that enhances reciprocal relationships and community wellbeing. Her research interests advance Indigenous community understandings of wholistic wellbeing and span Indigenous physical activity, sport, and recreation. Dr. McGuire-Adams’ main areas of research include:

- Indigenous knowledge regarding wellbeing and physicality

- Physical activity as a process of decolonization

- Sport, recreation, health and wellness by/with Indigenous peoples

- Indigenous research methodologies and community-driven research

- Theoretical engagements: Anishinaabeg theory, Indigenous feminist theory, settler colonialism, sociology of sport.