Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair is Anishinaabe (St. Peter's/Little Peguis) and an Assistant Professor at the University of Manitoba. He is a regular commentator on Indigenous issues on CTV, CBC, and APTN, and his written work can be found in the pages of The Exile Edition of Native Canadian Fiction and Drama, newspapers like The Guardian, and online with CBC Books: Canada Writes. Niigaan is the co-editor of the award-winning Manitowapow: Aboriginal Writings from the Land of Water (Highwater Press, 2011) and Centering Anishinaabeg Studies: Understanding the World Through Stories (Michigan State University Press, 2013), and is the Editorial Director of The Debwe Series with Portage and Main Press.
Niigan obtained his BA in Education at the University of Winnipeg, before completing an MA in Native- and African-American literatures at the University of Oklahoma, and a PhD in First Nations and American Literatures from the University of British Columbia.
To see a video clip of Niigaanwewidam’s summer 2012 course at the University of Manitoba, entitled “Super Savages and Aboriginal Images in Graphic Novels,” click HERE.
CCWOC wishes to congratulate Niigaanwewidam for jointly winning the 2012 On the Same Page competition for the book Manitowapow, which was co-edited by Niigaanwewidam and CCWOC's Director, Warren Cariou.