Gabrielle A Slowey

Department of Political Science

Associate Professor
Director, Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies

Office:  Kaneff Tower, 724
Phone: 416-919-5419
Emailgaslowey@yorku.ca / robdir@yorku.ca
Primary websiteyorku.ca/robarts

I have been working in Indigenous communities since 1997. Since that time I have travelled to (or worked in/with) the Miqmaq and Malisset communities of New Brunswick, the Mikisew Cree First Nation of Alberta, the James Bay Cree of northern Quebec, the Ngai Tahu and Tainui of New Zealand, the Vuntut Gwitchin of Old Crow Yukon, the Inuvialuit of Tuktoyaktuk, Northwest Territories and the Delaware of Soutwesthern Ontario. My research concentrates on the political economy of resource extraction, unconventional oil and gas (oil sands and fracking), local resistance, environmental/ecological integrity, democracy, the duty to consult, land claims and self-government. My approach is very much community-based and community-driven research that draws upon broader theoretical concerns of colonialism, reconciliation, staples and democracy.

More...


Area of Specialization

Indigenous Politics (Environment/Unconventional ResourceExtraction)

Degrees


Research Interests

Indigenous Peoples , Community-Based Research , (Unconventional) Resource Extraction/Energy and Natural Resources, Politics, Treaties and (Self-)Government, Environmental Politics

All Publications

Books

Slowey, Gabrielle A., Navigating Neoliberalism: The Mikisew Cree First Nation. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press. 2008

Book Chapters

Slowey, Gabrielle A. “The Northwest Territories: A New Day?” The End of Expansion? The Political Economy of Canada’s Provinces and Territories in a Neoliberal Era.. Bryan Evans and Charles Smith eds. (Toronto: University of Toronto Press) . 2015

Slowey, Gabrielle A. “The Yukon: First Nations and Intergovernmental Relations..” The End of Expansion? The Political Economy of Canada’s Provinces and Territories in a Neoliberal Era. Bryan Evans and Charles Smith eds. (Toronto: University of Toronto Press) . 2015

"Development at What Cost? First Nations, Ecological Integrity and Democracy.” With Lorna Stefanick. Beyond the Rhetoric? Oil and Democracy in a Global North Economy. Meena Shrivastana and Lorna Stefanick, eds. Athabasca: University of Athabasca Press. http://www.aupress.ca/index.php/books/120251

“Game-Changer? First Nations, Resource Development and Multilevel Governance.” In State of the Federation. Martin Papillon and Andre Juneau, eds. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press.

Slowey, Gabrielle A. Aboriginal Self-Government and Human Security in the Canadian Arctic: Community Perspectives.Human Security and the Arctic. Gunhild Hoogenson, ed. (forthcoming) . 2011

Slowey, Gabrielle A., “A Fine Balance: First Nations and the Dilemma of Development”, in Annis May Timpson, (ed.) First Nations First Thoughts. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press. Pp. 229-247. 2009

Slowey, Gabrielle A. "Unfinished Business: Self-government and the JBQNA Thirty Years Later”, in Yale Belanger, ed. Aboriginal Self-Government in Canada: Current Trends and Issues 3rd ed. Saskatchewan: Purich Publishing. Pp. 206-221. 2008

Slowey, Gabrielle A. “The State, The Marketplace and First Nations: Theorizing Aboriginal Self-Determination in an era of Globalization,” in Thibault Martin and Steven M. Hoffman, eds., Power Struggles: Hydro-Development and First Nations in Manitoba and Quebec. Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press. Pp. 39-54. 2008 http://books.google.ca.ezproxy.library.yorku.ca/books?hl=en&lr=&id=iJb9fbCg3ygC&oi=fnd&pg=PA39&dq=gabrielle+slowey&ots=uFtMt9zs4_&sig=07LwxEaOhkXSLVhNFCae7s3NiLg#v=onepage&q=gabrielle%20slowey&f=false

Slowey, Gabrielle A., “Federalism and First Nations: Finding Space for Aboriginal Governments,” in Ian Peach, (ed.) Constructing Tomorrow’s Federalism: New Routes to Effective Governance. Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press. Pp. 157-170. 2007

Slowey, Gabrielle A., “Neoliberalism and the Project of Self-Government,” in Dave Broad and Wayne Antony, (eds.), Citizens or Consumers? Social Policy in a Market Society. Halifax: Fernwood Press. Pp. 116-28. 2000

Journal Articles

Slowey, Gabrielle A., “Globalization and the Dispossessed: Impacts and Implications for First Nations,American Review of Canadian Studies. 31, 1 and 2:265-81; 2001 http://proquest.umi.com.ezproxy.library.yorku.ca/pqdweb?index=4&did=357968391&SrchMode=3&sid =2&Fmt= 3&VInst=PROD&VType=PQD&RQT=309&VName=PQD&TS=1190746556&clientId=5220&aid=2

Slowey, Gabrielle A., “America, Canada and ANWR: Bilateral Relations and Indigenous Struggles,Native Americas. 18, 2:26-32. 2001

Slowey, Gabrielle A., “Aboriginal People, Self-Government and the Extinguishment of Title: The Effective Elimination of ‘Other’?” Native Studies Review. 13, 1:1-17. 2000

Conference Papers

Slowey, Gabrielle A. “Globalization and Development in the Fourth World: Indigenous Experiences in Canada and New Zealand compared.” 4th International Critical Management Studies Conference. Judge Institute of Management. University of Cambridge. Cambridge, UK. 2005 www.mngt.waikato.ac.nz/ejrot/cmsconference/2005/.../Slowey.pdf

Slowey, Gabrielle A., “Boom not Bust: Self-Determination and the Mikisew Cree First Nation,” in Heather Myers, (ed.), Beyond Boom and Bust in the Circumpolar North. Circumpolar Arctic Social Sciences PhD Network: Proceedings of the Eighth Conference. Prince George, BC: UNBC Press. 2003

Book Reviews

Slowey, Gabrielle A. “Manufacturing Consent? People and Policymaking in the Arctic,Topia: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies 20 (Fall). pi.library.yorku.ca/ojs/index.php/topia/article/view/22895

Published Reviews Of Your Work

Clinton N. Westman. “Navigating Neoliberalism: Self-Determination and the Mikisew Cree First Nation.” Northern Review. 33, 170-173. 2011 http://journals.sfu.ca.ezproxy.library.yorku.ca/nr/index.php/nr/article/view/202

David Newhouse. “Navigating Neoliberalism: Self-Determination and the Mikisew Cree First Nation.Canadian Journal of Development Studies. 30:1, 332-335. 2010 http://www.tandfonline.com.ezproxy.library.yorku.ca/doi/abs/10.1080/02255189.2010.9669298

Upcoming Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall 2017 AP/POLS3102 3.0  Aboriginal Politics in Canada LECT  


I have been working in Indigenous communities since 1997. Since that time I have travelled to (or worked in/with) the Miqmaq and Malisset communities of New Brunswick, the Mikisew Cree First Nation of Alberta, the James Bay Cree of northern Quebec, the Ngai Tahu and Tainui of New Zealand, the Vuntut Gwitchin of Old Crow Yukon, the Inuvialuit of Tuktoyaktuk, Northwest Territories and the Delaware of Soutwesthern Ontario. My research concentrates on the political economy of resource extraction, unconventional oil and gas (oil sands and fracking), local resistance, environmental/ecological integrity, democracy, the duty to consult, land claims and self-government. My approach is very much community-based and community-driven research that draws upon broader theoretical concerns of colonialism, reconciliation, staples and democracy.

Area of Specialization

Indigenous Politics (Environment/Unconventional ResourceExtraction)

Degrees

Research Interests:

Indigenous Peoples , Community-Based Research , (Unconventional) Resource Extraction/Energy and Natural Resources, Politics, Treaties and (Self-)Government, Environmental Politics

All Publications

Books

Slowey, Gabrielle A., Navigating Neoliberalism: The Mikisew Cree First Nation. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press. 2008

Book Chapters

Slowey, Gabrielle A. “The Northwest Territories: A New Day?” The End of Expansion? The Political Economy of Canada’s Provinces and Territories in a Neoliberal Era.. Bryan Evans and Charles Smith eds. (Toronto: University of Toronto Press) . 2015

Slowey, Gabrielle A. “The Yukon: First Nations and Intergovernmental Relations..” The End of Expansion? The Political Economy of Canada’s Provinces and Territories in a Neoliberal Era. Bryan Evans and Charles Smith eds. (Toronto: University of Toronto Press) . 2015

"Development at What Cost? First Nations, Ecological Integrity and Democracy.” With Lorna Stefanick. Beyond the Rhetoric? Oil and Democracy in a Global North Economy. Meena Shrivastana and Lorna Stefanick, eds. Athabasca: University of Athabasca Press. http://www.aupress.ca/index.php/books/120251

“Game-Changer? First Nations, Resource Development and Multilevel Governance.” In State of the Federation. Martin Papillon and Andre Juneau, eds. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press.

Slowey, Gabrielle A. Aboriginal Self-Government and Human Security in the Canadian Arctic: Community Perspectives.Human Security and the Arctic. Gunhild Hoogenson, ed. (forthcoming) . 2011

Slowey, Gabrielle A., “A Fine Balance: First Nations and the Dilemma of Development”, in Annis May Timpson, (ed.) First Nations First Thoughts. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press. Pp. 229-247. 2009

Slowey, Gabrielle A. "Unfinished Business: Self-government and the JBQNA Thirty Years Later”, in Yale Belanger, ed. Aboriginal Self-Government in Canada: Current Trends and Issues 3rd ed. Saskatchewan: Purich Publishing. Pp. 206-221. 2008

Slowey, Gabrielle A. “The State, The Marketplace and First Nations: Theorizing Aboriginal Self-Determination in an era of Globalization,” in Thibault Martin and Steven M. Hoffman, eds., Power Struggles: Hydro-Development and First Nations in Manitoba and Quebec. Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press. Pp. 39-54. 2008 http://books.google.ca.ezproxy.library.yorku.ca/books?hl=en&lr=&id=iJb9fbCg3ygC&oi=fnd&pg=PA39&dq=gabrielle+slowey&ots=uFtMt9zs4_&sig=07LwxEaOhkXSLVhNFCae7s3NiLg#v=onepage&q=gabrielle%20slowey&f=false

Slowey, Gabrielle A., “Federalism and First Nations: Finding Space for Aboriginal Governments,” in Ian Peach, (ed.) Constructing Tomorrow’s Federalism: New Routes to Effective Governance. Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press. Pp. 157-170. 2007

Slowey, Gabrielle A., “Neoliberalism and the Project of Self-Government,” in Dave Broad and Wayne Antony, (eds.), Citizens or Consumers? Social Policy in a Market Society. Halifax: Fernwood Press. Pp. 116-28. 2000

Journal Articles

Slowey, Gabrielle A., “Globalization and the Dispossessed: Impacts and Implications for First Nations,American Review of Canadian Studies. 31, 1 and 2:265-81; 2001 http://proquest.umi.com.ezproxy.library.yorku.ca/pqdweb?index=4&did=357968391&SrchMode=3&sid =2&Fmt= 3&VInst=PROD&VType=PQD&RQT=309&VName=PQD&TS=1190746556&clientId=5220&aid=2

Slowey, Gabrielle A., “America, Canada and ANWR: Bilateral Relations and Indigenous Struggles,Native Americas. 18, 2:26-32. 2001

Slowey, Gabrielle A., “Aboriginal People, Self-Government and the Extinguishment of Title: The Effective Elimination of ‘Other’?” Native Studies Review. 13, 1:1-17. 2000

Conference Papers

Slowey, Gabrielle A. “Globalization and Development in the Fourth World: Indigenous Experiences in Canada and New Zealand compared.” 4th International Critical Management Studies Conference. Judge Institute of Management. University of Cambridge. Cambridge, UK. 2005 www.mngt.waikato.ac.nz/ejrot/cmsconference/2005/.../Slowey.pdf

Slowey, Gabrielle A., “Boom not Bust: Self-Determination and the Mikisew Cree First Nation,” in Heather Myers, (ed.), Beyond Boom and Bust in the Circumpolar North. Circumpolar Arctic Social Sciences PhD Network: Proceedings of the Eighth Conference. Prince George, BC: UNBC Press. 2003

Book Reviews

Slowey, Gabrielle A. “Manufacturing Consent? People and Policymaking in the Arctic,Topia: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies 20 (Fall). pi.library.yorku.ca/ojs/index.php/topia/article/view/22895

Published Reviews Of Your Work

Clinton N. Westman. “Navigating Neoliberalism: Self-Determination and the Mikisew Cree First Nation.” Northern Review. 33, 170-173. 2011 http://journals.sfu.ca.ezproxy.library.yorku.ca/nr/index.php/nr/article/view/202

David Newhouse. “Navigating Neoliberalism: Self-Determination and the Mikisew Cree First Nation.Canadian Journal of Development Studies. 30:1, 332-335. 2010 http://www.tandfonline.com.ezproxy.library.yorku.ca/doi/abs/10.1080/02255189.2010.9669298


Teaching:

Upcoming Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall 2017 AP/POLS3102 3.0  Aboriginal Politics in Canada LECT