Cortney Golkar-Dakin

Assistant Professor

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Cortney Golkar-Dakin (Sâkihitowin Awâsis) is joining the Department of Geography and Environment as an Assistant Professor in January 2023. They are a Métis two-spirit scholar from the pine marten clan who is of mixed Michif, Anishinaabe, French, and Ukrainian descent, with family ties to the Nipissing region. They are also a helper with Nimkii Binesi Zaswaaning, an Anishinaabe Round House being built in Deshkan Ziibiing, and Gaasknaabaagwe Niimi'idiwin, the local Thunderbird Sun Dance Lodge.  As a former Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) doctoral fellow, their research focuses on Indigenous energy justice and resurgence in Anishinaabeg pipeline resistance movements. They will be teaching land-based courses in Geography and their research interests also include political ecology, impact assessment, and decolonizing methodologies.