Dr. Paul Gareau is Métis and an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Native Studies at the University of Alberta, as well as a former Research Fellow for the Rupertsland Centre for Métis Research (RCMR). He has a PhD in Religious Studies with a specialization in Canadian Studies. Gareau’s work affirms Métis self-determination regarding religious identity, critically interrogating the structures and flexibility of socio-religious identity regarding Catholic conservatism. His work also examines popular Catholic devotion with a focus on gender, as well as engagement in art-based research methodologies.
Dr. Gareau is a co-presenter (with Dr. Kisha Supernant and Dr. Nathalie Kermoal) of Métis Kinscapes Project: Navigating “Community” While Researching Métis Relations and Peoplehood at Lac Ste. Anne, AB, part of the symposium Reconciliation and Resurgence: Heritage Practice in Post-TRC Edmonton on March 3 and 4.