Cora Vayageur

Cora Voyageur is an associate professor of sociology at the University of Calgary. Her research interests explore the Aboriginal experience in Canada including: leadership employment, community and economic development, women’s issues, and health. She has published more than 40 academic papers and has written more than 30 commissioned research reports. She is the author of the books, Firekeepers of the 21st Century: Women Chiefs in Canada and My Heroes have always been Indians: Contributions of Alberta’s Indigenous Peoples. She is co-editor of Hidden in Plain Sight: Contributions of Aboriginal Peoples to Canadian Identity and Culture, Volumes I and II. She is currently working on manuscripts on Aboriginal Leadership in Canada and Aboriginal identity in Canada. She has been invited to present her research across Canada and United States, the Middle East, Europe and Australia. She has also been invited to speak at the prestigious Oxford Round Table at Oxford University in England and the United Nations in New York City. Cora has recently returned from a talk in Cambridge, England. She is a member of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation from northern Alberta.