In Canada, Indigenous women hold specific knowledge and have a unique experience of colonial history. Colonial oppression of Indigenous peoples internationally has contributed to the erosion of Indigenous women's link to the land and has compromised their participation in governance and political decision-making. The impacts of this oppression persist to this day. The Chair's research program will focus on the decolonization efforts necessary for the full and complete participation of Indigenous women in land governance, the strengthening of their capacities through the study of their relationship to the environment and the advancement of their society.
The Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Women's Issues aims to highlight, document and map the experiences of Indigenous women from various parts of the world in governance, relations to the land, and research and knowledge on the environment.
Professor Basile's work aims to document the issues and challenges faced by Indigenous women in Canada and elsewhere in the world, in order to identify solutions to the various problems they regularly face.
The work of the Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Women's Issues is complementary to that of UQAT’s Research Laboratory on Indigenous Women's Issues - Mikwatisiw.
The UQAT Foundation supports the Chair through financial support over a period of 5 years.
Suzy Basile, Professor and Chairholder of the Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Women's Issues
Research Laboratory on Indigenous Women Issues – Mikwatisiw
School of Indigenous Studies
Phone: 819 874-8728 poste 6336