Peter Kulchyski

Professor, Native Studies

Address: 443 University College, University of Manitoba
  Winnipeg, MB R3T 2M8
Phone: 204.474.6333
Fax:  204.474.7657

Dr. Peter Kulchyski graduated with a B.A. (Hons.) from the University of Winnipeg, and holds a Masters and Ph.D. from York University. He is a professor with the Department of Native Studies at the University of Manitoba and has taught courses on colonialism and post-colonial theory, Aboriginal peoples and the Canadian justice system, and Native societies and the political process. He is also an instructor for the Panniqtuuq Summer School in Nunavut, a joint program offered by the Native Studies Department and the Faculty of Environment that focuses on contemporary Inuit cultural politics and environmental issues. He has published widely on the topics of Aboriginal rights, culture, politics and history. His book Like the Sound of a Drum: Aboriginal Cultural Politics in Denendeh and Nunavut was awarded the Isbister Prize for best non-fiction book in Manitoba in March of 2006. Dr. Kulchyski serves as a Board member for New Directions, Winnipeg, and as an editor of the Aboriginal History Series for the University of Manitoba Press.

Ph.D., York University, 1988; M.A., York University, 1981; B.A. (Hons.), University of Winnipeg, 1980

Areas of Specialization:
Teaching: Native societies and the political process; images of Indian people in North America; Aboriginal title; history and culture in Cumberland Sound; Aboriginal peoples and the Canadian justice system; Canadian law and Aboriginal peoples; colonialism and post-colonial theory
Research: Aboriginal cultural politics; political development in the NWT and Nunavut; contemporary critical theory; land claims and self-government

Recent Publications:
Kulchyski, P., & Tester, F. (2007). Kiumajut [Talking back]: Game management and Inuit rights, 1950-1970. Vancouver: UBC Press.

Kulchyski, P. (2007). The Red Indians: An episodic, informal collection of tales from the history of Aboriginal people’s struggles in Canada. Winnipeg: Arbeiter Ring Press.

Kulchyski, P. (2006). Like the sound of a drum: Aboriginal cultural politics in Denendeh and Nunavut. Winnipeg; University of Manitoba Press.

Kulshyski, P. (2006). Hunting stories. In Jean L. Manore & Dale G. Miner (Eds.), The Culture of Hunting. Vancouver; University of British Columbia Press.

Kulchyski, P. (2006). Six gestures. In Pam Stern and Lisa Stevenson (Eds.), Critical Inuit Studies. Lincoln; University of Nebraska Press.

Kulchyski, P. (2000). The long road from Fort Simpson to Liidli Ko. In Jill Oakes, Rick Riewe, Marilyn Bennet & Brenda Chisholm (Eds.), Pushing the margins. Winnipeg: University of Manitoba.

Kulchyski, P. (2000). What is Native studies? In Ron F. Laliberte, Priscilla Settee, James B. Waldram, Rob Innes, Brenda Macdougall, Lesley McBain & F. Laurie Barron, (Eds.), Expressions in Canadian Native studies. Saskatoon: University of Saskatchewan Press.