Adam Gaudry, Ph.D. is Metis and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Indigenous Studies at the University of Saskatchewan.
Adam received his Ph.D. at the School of Indigenous Governance at the University of Victoria, and his MA in Sociology and BAH in Political Studies from Queen’s University. For his doctoral research on historic Metis-Canada relations, Adam received the Henry Roe Cloud Dissertation Writing Fellowship at Yale University and a SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship.
Adam’s research explores nineteenth-century Metis political thought, the formation of a Metis treaty-relationship with Canada in 1870, and the subsequent non-implementation of that agreement. This project argues the existence a “Manitoba treaty” between the Metis people and Canada necessitates the maintenance of a respectful and bilateral political relationship between the treaty partners, a relationship that does not, at present, exist. This work is being revised into a book for publication.
Adam has published articles in The Wicazo Sa Review, aboriginal policy studies, and the Canadian Journal of Native Education along with several chapters in edited collections on research ethics and methodology. Adam is currently on a panel of Metis history “experts” for the Rupertsland Centre for Metis Research’s fast response site “Metis in the Courts.”