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Kevin FitzMaurice - Associate Professor

Tel.: 705-673-5661 ext. 410

  • Ph.D. Indigenous Studies, Trent University
  • M.A. Canadian – Indigenous Studies, Trent University
  • B.A. Political Science, Queen's University
  • B.Comm. University of Ottawa
Areas of specialization
  • Indigenous – Settler Political Relations, Reconciliation Studies, Criminal Justice and Family Law, Indigenous Governance and Urban Studies, Media Studies, Indigenous Research Methods, Housing and Homelessness, and Indigenous Critical Theory.
Courses taught
  • INDG/POLI 3105 Canadian Law, Politics and Indigenous People
  • INDG 3116 Indigenous People and the Criminal Justice System
  • INDG 3117 Social Policy, Family Law and Indigenous Peoples
  • INDG 3215 Indigenous Community Based Research Methods
  • INDG 3056 The City as Home: International Perspectives on Indigenous People in Urban Centres
  • INDG 3066 Indigenous People in Canadian Urban Centres
  • INDG 3226 Indigenous Critical Theory
  • INDG 2136 Indigenous Political Resistance in Canada: An Integrated Media Analysis
Current areas of research interest
  • Dr. Kevin Fitzmaurice is an Associate Professor with Indigenous Studies at the University of Sudbury, where he specializes in Indigenous-Settler political relations, Urban Indigenous Studies, and Indigenous Critical Theory. He is presently a Regional Co-Director for the SSHRC ‘Urban Abori­ginal Knowledge Network’ national research, a North Eastern Ontario Lead with the National Centre for the Collaboration on Indigenous Education, and a Co-Investigator on Indigenous homelessness and the urban Native housing program in Ontario with the Poverty, Homelessness and Migration Study. As well, he was a Research Associate for the 2011 Toronto Aboriginal Research Project (TARP) and the 2007 Ontario Urban Aboriginal Task Force (UATF).

For further information on Dr. Fitzmaurice's research activities, please see the following:
1) The Urban Abori­ginal Knowledge Network:
2) The National Centre for the Collaboration on Indigenous Education:
3) The Poverty, Homelessness and Migration Study:
4) The Toronto Aboriginal Research Project (TARP):
5) The Ontario Urban Aboriginal Task Force:

Recent publications

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  • Fitzmaurice, K 2019. Biinidsa: Going Home to Clean Up in Eds. Hankard. M. The Clean Place: Honouring Indigenous Spiritual Roots of Turtle Island. J.Charlton Publishing. Vernon. B.C
  • Fitzmaurice, K and Newhouse, D. 2018. ‘Indigenous Governance and Citizenship’ in Issues in Canadian Governance. J Craft and A Clarke. Edmond Press.
  • Fitzmaurice, K. 2016. ‘The Alberta Tar Sands - gwatanziwag wii-di-goshinowaad – manno- The Choices That We Make’ in We Still Live Here: First Nations, the Alberta Oil Sands, and Surviving Globalism. Ed. Hankard, M. and Charlton, J. JCharlton Publishing.
  • Fitzmaurice, K and Newhouse, D. 2016. ‘Surviving the Long Assault: Manno and the path to Indigenous Reconciliation’ in Survivance and Reconciliation: 7 Forward/ 7 Back: 2015 Canadian Indigenous Native Studies Association Conference Proceedings. Ed. Hele, K. Aboriginal Issues Press.
  • Fitzmaurice, K and McCaskill, D. 2016 Aboriginal Communities in the City: Reflections Along the Path to Self-Government, 4th Edition Visions of the Heart: Canadian Aboriginal Issues, Dickason and Long. Oxford University Press. (Article: refereed)
  • Fitzmaurice, K. 2015. ‘The State of Urban Aboriginal Communities’ in Urban Aboriginal Knowledge Network (UAKN) Research Paper Series. (Article: refereed)
  • Fitzmaurice. K. McCaskill. D. and Cidro, J. 2014. Life Histories: Toronto Aboriginal Research Project (TARP). Book: Aboriginal community refereed
  • Fitzmaurice. K. McCaskill. D. and Cidro, J. 2014. Organizational Case Studies: Toronto Aboriginal Research Project (TARP). Book: Aboriginal community refereed
  • Fitzmaurice, K. 2014. ‘Transforming Racism and the construction of Zhaganash- Whiteness in Critical Race Theory and Indigenous Knowledge’ article published as part of the 40th Algonquin Conference proceedings, University of Minnesota Press.
  • Fitzmaurice. K. McCaskill. D. and Cidro, J. 2012. Toronto Aboriginal Research Project (TARP). Book: Aboriginal community refereed
  • Fitzmaurice, K., Newhouse, D. and McGuire-Adams, T. 2012. Well Being in the Urban Aboriginal Community: Fostering Biimaadziwin, a National Research Conference on Urban Aboriginal People. Edited Book: Thompson Educational Publishing Incorporated. (Book: refereed)
  • Fitzmaurice, K. 2012. 'Transgressing the Boundaries of Indigenous Studies: Traces of 'White Paper' Policy in Academic Patterns of Indigenization. in Canadian Journal of Indigenous Studies as part of special publication of June 2012 'Celebrating Indigenous Knowledges: People, Land, and Culture' conference at Trent University (Article: refereed)
  • Fitzmaurice, K. and Slegers, B. 2012. Wasauksing First Nation: Community-Based Strategic Planning Final Report. (Aboriginal community refereed).
  • Fitzmaurice, K. 2011. ‘Apologies, Truth, and Reconciliation: Indigenous Knowledge and the Decolonization of Aboriginal-non-Aboriginal relations in Canada’ in White-Indian Relations: Moving Into the 21rst Century. Galda Verlag Press. (Article: refereed)
  • FitzMaurice, K and McCaskill, D. 2011. ‘Socio-economic Progress for Aboriginal people in Ontario. Long-term Strategic Planning Study’ for Aboriginal Affairs Ontario. (non-refereed)
  • FitzMaurice, K. and McCaskill, D. 2011. Urban Aboriginal People in Canada: Community Trends and Issues of Governance 3rd Edition of Visions of the Heart: Canadian Aboriginal Issues, Dickason and Long. Oxford University Press.
  • FitzMaurice, K. 2011. ‘The Emergence of the Aboriginal Individual: Decolonizing the Ethics of Urban Aboriginal Research’ Chapter in Freedom of Expression: Culture and Religion. Ed. Mbonimpa, M. and Copeman, G. Friesens Press. (Article: refereed)
  • FitzMaurice, K. 2010. ‘Are White People Obsolete? Indigenous Knowledge and the Colonizing Ally in Canada’ Chapter in Alliances: Re/Envisioning Indigenous-non-Indigenous Relationships. Ed. Davis, L. University of Toronto Press: Toronto. (Article: refereed)