Undergraduate Business Administration




David Roy Newhouse

M.B.A.(UWO), B.Sc. (UWO)

Associate Professor, Business Administration Chair, Indigenous Studies

Office: Enweying 301
Phone: 705-748-1011 ext. 7497

Areas of Expertise:

  • Indigenous governance
  • Indigenous thought
  • Modern aboriginal societies

David Newhouse is Onondaga from the Six Nations of the Grand River community near Brantford, Ontario. He was the first Principal of the new Peter Gzowski College at Trent University and Chair of the Department of Indigenous Studies. He is also an Associate Professor in the Business Administration Program. Professor Newhouse is Co-Chair of the Trent Aboriginal Education Council. He was the IMC/U of S Aboriginal Scholar in Residence at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon in 1998/99. He also teaches in the Graduate CED Program at Concordia University.

He served as founding editor of the CANDO Journal of Aboriginal Economic Development, the first peer-reviewed academic journal devoted to Aboriginal economic development issues. He is the past Chair and a current member of the Council for the Advancement of Native Development Officers (CANDO) Standing Committee on Education. He also served as a member of the Policy Team on Economics for the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples. In 2001, he served as a member of the Independent Panel on Access Criteria for the Atlantic Fisheries for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. He is a member of the National Aboriginal Benchmarking Committee of the National Aboriginal Economic Development Board. He currently serves as the Science Officer for the Aboriginal Peoples Health research committee for the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

His research interests are focused on the way in which Aboriginal traditional thought and western thought are coming together and creating modern Aboriginal societies. His current exploration examines indigenous ideas about the future and the manner in which these are given political and social expression.

Selected Publications

Improving the Aboriginal Quality of Life: Changing the Public Policy Paradigm (with Daniel Sale and Joyce Green), Institute for Research on Public Policy, 2006.
From Woundedness to Resilience: Urban Aboriginal Health, a special edition of the Journal of Aboriginal Health, Volume 3, #1, 2006.
Hidden in Plain Sight: Aboriginal Contributions to Canada, Vol. I (with Dan Beavon and Cora Voyageur), University of Toronto Press, 2005.
Not Strangers in these Parts: Urban Aboriginal Peoples (with Evelyn Peters), Privy Council Office, Government of Canada, 2003.

Chapters in Books
Aboriginal Identities and the New Indian Problem, Crosscurrents: Twentieth Century Canadian Nationalisms, Norman Hillmer, McGill-Queen’s Press, 2005. Imagining New Worlds: The Aboriginal Imagination, in “Boundaries and Boarders” (edited by Rick Riewe), University of Manitoba Press, 2004.
The Invisible Infrastructure: Urban Aboriginal Organizations in Canada, in “Not Strangers in these Parts: Urban Aboriginal Peoples” (edited by David Newhouse and Evelyn Peters), Privy Council Office, Government of Canada, 2003.
Telling our Story: Reflection on the Idea of Aboriginal History, in “Walking a Tightrope” (edited by David McNabb), Wilfred Laurier University Press, 2003.

Refereed Articles
History of Indian Reserves in Canada (with Yale Belanger and Heather Shpiniurasky), Indians in Contemporary Society, Handbook of North American Indians, Smithsonian Institution, 2006.
Wellness and Self Government: Aboriginal Governments in Canada (with Yale Belanger), Canadian Journal of Native Studies, 2005.
Land, Labour, Capital, Journal of Aboriginal Economic Development, Volume 4, #2, Fall 2005.
Traditional Thought in a Modern World, Native Studies Review, 2004.

Professional Leadership

Founding Editor, CANDO Journal of Aboriginal Economic Development
Member, CANDO Standing Committee on Education
Science Officer, Aboriginal Peoples’ Health Competition, CIHR
Chair, Department of Indigenous Studies

Courses Taught

  • ADMN 410 Thinking About Management
  • IDST100 Introduction to Indigenous Studies
  • IDST 603H Graduate Seminar in Indigenous Thought