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Carole Leclair

Dr. Carole Leclair

Associate Professor, Indigenous and Society, Culture, and Environment

Contact Information
Phone: 519.756.8228 ext.5729

Office Location: RCE 317



Every few years I make the journey back to Vassar, Manitoba. It is the place in my memory and imagination that still nourishes my Red River Metis roots and culture. That tiny village and the stories of generations of Metis kinship inflect and influence everything I do as an academic and as an urban aboriginal person. I carry those old ones in my heart, in gratitude for what they continue to teach me.


2003                Doctor of Philosophy, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University
                        Thesis Metis Environmentalism: La Tayr pi tout li Moonde.
                        Supervisors Dr. Peter Homenuck and Dr. Sylvia Bowerbank.

1999/2000 Eshkentam-Nishnaabemang Mzinagan (Ojibwe Language). Hamilton Native Friendship Centre. Instructor Violet Shawanda. September to April.

1997 M.A. English. University of Guelph Thesis: Ancient Visions, Contemporary Challenges in Lee Maracle’s Ravensong. Advisor Dr. Helen Hoy and Dr. Thomas King.

1995 Honours BA English/Gerontology, McMaster University. Dean’s Honour List, Summa cum laude.

Areas of Academic Interest

Aboriginal environmental thought, Indigenous Studies, English and Indigenous literature, gender and sexualities, radical democracies, cultural landscapes and women’s activisms.

Representative Publications

Carole Leclair and Sandi Warren (2006) “Portals and Potlatch: Indigenous People and Information Technology”I n Information Technology and Indigenous People. Editor, Stephen Grant. Hershey, PA: Idea Group Publishing.

Carole Leclair, Lynn Nicholson and Elize Hartley (2003)“From the Stories Women Tell.” In Strong Women’s Stories: Native Vision and Community Survival. Eds. Kim Anderson and Bonita Lawrence. Toronto: Sumach Press.

Carole Leclair (2002) “Memory Alive: Race, Religion and Metis Identities” Essays on Canadian Writing. Issue 75, Special Issue: Race. Winter 2002. Toronto: ECW Press, pp.126-144.

Carole Leclair "Metis Teaching and Learning across Cultures" in Atlantis: A Women's Studies Journal, Spring                        1998: 123-126. Re-published online in Part Two of the special 25th Anniversary Volume of     Atlantis: A Women's Studies Journal. Institute for the Study of Women, Mount Saint Vincent                         University, Halifax, NS. Spring 2001.