Robert is member of Cowessess First Nation, located in Treaty 4 territory, and an associate professor in the Indigenous Studies Program and the Department of Political Science at McMaster University. He completed his PhD in the American Indian Studies Program at the University of Arizona, his MA at Native Studies at the University of Saskatchewan, and his B.A. at the University of Toronto. He is also a graduate of the Transitional Year Programme at the University of Toronto. Robert was a Pre-Doctoral Fellow in the American Indian Studies Program at Michigan State University. He is the author of Elder Brother and the Law of the People: Contemporary Kinship and Cowessess First Nation (University of Manitoba Press, 2013). He is also the co-editor of Indigenous Men and Masculinities: Legacies, Identities, Regeneration (University of Manitoba Press, 2015), Global Indigenous Health: Reconciling the Past, Engaging the Present, Animating the Future (University of Arizona Press, 2018), Indigenous Celebrity: Indigenous Entanglements with Fame (University of Manitoba Press, 2021), and The Arts of Indigenous Health and Wellbeing (University of Manitoba Press, 2021).
Dr. Robert Alexander Innes
Indigenous Studies Program and the Department of Political Science