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Jarvis Brownlie earned a PhD in Canadian Aboriginal History from the University of Toronto in 1996 and is currently a Professor in the Department of History at the University of Manitoba. Dr. Brownlie is the author of A Fatherly Eye: Indian Agents, Government Power, and Aboriginal Resistance in Ontario, 1918-1939, published by Oxford University Press in 2003 and winner in 2005 of the Ontario Historical Society’s Joseph Brant Award. Dr. Brownlie has published widely on issues such as Crown-First Nation relations, the Indian agent system, Aboriginal rights and treaties, oral history, and Aboriginal perspectives on history. He has also conducted extensive research on treaties and Aboriginal rights for both First Nations and governments. Current research projects include a collaborative project on the experiences of hydro-affected Indigenous communities in Manitoba and an examination of racial discourses and Aboriginal people in Upper Canada. Dr. Brownlie is co-editor of a recent collection of essays, Finding a Way to the Heart: Feminist Writings on Aboriginal and Women’s History in Canada (University of Manitoba Press, 2012).

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