Jeff Corntassel


Associate Professor, UVic Indigenous Studies

Osiyo! My name is Jeff Kanohalidoh Corntassel and I’m from the Cherokee Nation. I have lived with my family on the unceded territories of the Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples since 2003. I am currently Associate Professor in the Indigenous Studies Department at the University of Victoria and Acting Director of the Centre for Indigenous Research and Community-Led Engagement (CIRCLE). My research and teaching interests focus on “Everyday Acts of Resurgence” and the intersections between Indigenous resurgence, climate change, gender, and community well-being. Also, I am currently completing a book manuscript on Sustainable Self-Determination, which examines Indigenous climate justice, food security, and gender-based resurgence. I value the work that Living Lab is doing to engage in community-driven work, land/water-based learning, and promote climate justice.