David R. Newhouse
B.Sc., M.B.A. University of Western
Research Area: Aboriginal modernity
My interests are focused upon the emergence of modern aboriginal society, the key debates and ideas
animating individuals and collectivities within it and the shape and nature of ‘governance’ as the key
institutional idea that give expression to aboriginal modernity.
Research and Publications:
1. From the Tribal to the Modern: forthcoming text on various aspects of aboriginal modernity.
2. Hidden in Plain Sight: Aboriginal contributions to Canada and Canadian Identity: a multi-volume
exploration of aboriginal contribution rather than aboriginal problem. Vol I is published; Vol II will be ready
by December. Volume III is being prepared by Gail Valaskakis and we will comnence Vol IV in the spring.
(with Dan Beavon, INAC and Cora Voyageur, UCalgary)
3. Indigneous Knoweldge and the academy: edited collection of papers based upon NS Phd student and
faculty (with Heather Shpinursky); call for papers sent; have rec’d abstracts, awaiting papers from writers.
Will have draft ready by start of new year.
4. Extending the Rafters: Aboriginal governance and Canada: Paper for IRPP with Yale Belanger and
5. Historical view of ‘urban indians’ in research from 1960 to the Report of the RCAP: paper for text on
urban aboriginal peoples
6. Aboriginal ideas about the future: investigation into the ideas of the future held by 18-25 year old
aboriginal students and 35-55 year old aboriginal leaders. )sabbatical project)
My teaching approach is based upon the notions of ‘critical awareness’ and ‘reflective practice.’ I
endeavour to help students to understand the key ideas, debates and themes in a particular area and to
articulate their own position within the intellectual landscape represented by these themes. Teaching and
learning engage both reason and passion. Being able to sense and see the dance between the two,
within ourselves and our work, is important to fostering ‘good minds’.
1. INDG 1001/02H Foundations of Indigenous Studies
2. INDG 6603H: Graduate Seminar in Indigenous Thought
3. ADMN 4101H: Management Thought
4. INDG 3201H and 3202H: Indigenous Governance
David Roy Newhouse
Professor Indigenous Studies, Trent University, Ontario, Canada
David Newhouse is Onondaga from the Six Nations of the Grand River community near Brantford, Ontario. He is a Professor of Indigenous Studies and Chair of the Chanie Wenjack School for Indigenous Studies, was the first Principal of the new Peter Gzowski College at Trent University and has been Chair of the Department of Indigenous Studies, now the Chanie Wenjack School for Indigenous Studies since 1993. He is also a Professor in the School of Business. 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. In 2016, he received the Trent Award for Education Leadership and Innovation. He has been a member of the Executive Committee of the Trent University Faculty Association for the past decade serving for three years as President and currently serving as Grievance Officer.
His research interests focus on the emergence of modern Aboriginal society.
He is the founding editor of the CANDO Journal of Aboriginal Economic Development the first peer-reviewed academic journal devoted to Aboriginal economic development issues and a founding editorial board member of aboriginal policy studies, an academic journal focussing on urban Aboriginal 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. He is a member of the National Aboriginal Benchmarking Committee of the National Aboriginal Economic Development Board and the AFN Chief’s Committee on Make Aboriginal Poverty History. He serves as the Science Officer for the Aboriginal Peoples Health research adjudication committee for the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. He is currently National Director for the SSHRC ‘Urban Aboriginal Research Network’ project and co-director of Ontario-Quebec Region of the project with Kevin Fitzmaurice, from the University of Sudbury. He is also the Ontario lead for a 5 year CIHR research project: Poverty Action Research Project on Aboriginal health, economic development and poverty with the Eabametoong First Nation and the Assembly of First Nations.
Newhouse, David, Ed. Aboriginal Knowledge for Economic Development, Volume 1. Fernwood Press, 2013
Newhouse, David, and Fitzmaurice, Kevin, Eds. Well-Being in the Urban Aboriginal Community, Nelson House Publishers, 2012
Newhouse, D., Voyageur, C., and Beavon, D. Eds. Hidden in Plain Sight: Aboriginal Contributions to Canada, Vol. II. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2011
Newhouse, David. Ed. From Woundedness to Resilience: Urban Aboriginal Health. A special edition of the Journal of Aboriginal Health. 3 (1). 2006.
Newhouse, D., Voyageur, C. and Beavon, D. Eds. Hidden in Plain Sight: Aboriginal Contributions to Canada, Vol. I. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2005.
Newhouse, D. and Peters, E. Not Strangers in these Parts: Urban Aboriginal Peoples, Ottawa: Privy Council Office, Government of Canada, 2003.
In the Words of the Elders: Aboriginal Cultures in Transition (with Peter Kulchyski and Don McCaskill), University of Toronto Press, 1999