Dr. Heidi Kiiwetinepinesiik Stark

Dr. Heidi Kiiwetinepinesiik Stark
Director & Associate Professor
Indigenous Governance
Office: Saunders Annex Room 130D

PhD (Minnesota)

Heidi Kiiwetinepinesiik Stark is an assistant professor in Political Science at the University of Victoria. She is Ojibwe from Turtle Mountain and has a Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Minnesota. Her research interests include Aboriginal and Treaty rights and Indigenous politics in the United States and Canada. She is the co-editor of Centering Anishinaabeg Studies: Understanding the World Through Stories with Jill Doerfler and Niigaanwewidam Sinclair and is the co-author of the third edition of American Indian Politics and the American Political System with Dr. David E. Wilkins. Her research background includes collaborative work with Indigenous communities in the United States and Canada. She was awarded a SSHRC Insight Development Grant for her project titled “Sakimay First Nation Governance,” in collaboration with John Borrows which involves students, Anishinaabe Elders, and Sakimay First Nation community members, and aims to advance the development and resurgence of Anishinaabe political structures and institutions that are informed and shaped by Anishinaabe philosophies, values, and teachings.