Martin Cannon, Ph.D. (York)
phone: 416. 978.0403
room: OISE/UT 12-218
Martin J. Cannon received his PhD from York University in 2004, and taught Sociology at the University
of Saskatchewan from 2002-2007. He is a citizen of the Six Nations of Grand River Territory, and has
been writing about his experience as a status Indian and the descendant of a woman who lost and later
re-acquired Indian status since the 1980s. His research interests include the history of the Indian Act
and Indian policy, racism and gender inequality, colonialism and decolonization, Indigenous Knowledge
in education, and social structure and change. He is author of The Regulation of First Nations Sexuality
(1998); Bill C-31: Notes toward a Qualitative Analysis of Legislated Injustice (2005); First Nations
Citizenship, An Act to Amend the Indian Act and the Accommodation of Sex-Discriminatory Policy
(2006) and Revisiting Histories of Legal Assimilation, Racialized Injustice, and the Future of Indian
Status in Canada (2007).
Recent Selected Publications
Martin J. Cannon 2008. "Revisiting Histories of Gender-Based Exclusion and the New Politics of Indian
Identity" Research Paper for the National Centre for First Nations Governance. May, 2008 (French
Version) (English Version)
Martin J. Cannon 2007. "Revisiting Histories of Legal Assimilation, Racialized Injustice, and the Future
of Indian Status in Canada." (pgs. 35-48) In Jerry P. White, Erik Anderson, Wendy Cornet, and Dan
Beavon (eds.) Aboriginal Policy Research: Moving Forward, Making a Difference, Volume V. Toronto:
Thompson Educational Publishing, 2007.
Martin J. Cannon 2007. “Revisiting Histories of Legal Assimilation, Racialized Injustice, and the Future
of Indian Status in Canada.” (pgs. TBA) In Jerry White, Wendy Cornet and Erik Anderson (eds.) Bill C-
31 and First Nations Citizenship: Past Development, Current Impacts and Future Considerations.
Thompson Nelson, forthcoming.
Martin J. Cannon, 2006. “First Nations Citizenship: An Act to Amend the Indian Act (1985) and the
Accommodation of Sex-Discriminatory Policy.” Canadian Review of Social Policy (25th Anniversary
Edition). no.56: 40-71.
Tara-Leigh Fleming, Kent C. Kowalski, M. Louise Humbert, Kristina R. Fagan, Martin J. Cannon, and
Tammy M. Girolami. 2006. “Body-Related Emotional Experiences of Young Aboriginal Women.”
Qualitative Health Research. 16(4): 517-537.
Martin J. Cannon, 2005. “Bill C-31 - An Act to Amend the Indian Act: Notes toward a Qualitative
Analysis of Legislated Injustice.” The Canadian Journal of Native Studies. vol. 25 (1): 153-167.
Martin J. Cannon, 1998. “The Regulation of First Nations Sexuality”. Canadian Journal of Native
Studies, 17(1): 1-18.
Invited Lecture and Conference Presentations
Martin J. Cannon, 2007. Invited Presenter. Revisiting Histories of Assimilation,
Racialized Injustice & the Future of Indian Status in Canada. E-Dbendaagzijig: Those Who Belong (First
Nations Status and Citizenship Conference), A Conference organized by the Ogemawahj Tribal Council,
April, Toronto, ON.
Martin J. Cannon, 2006. Plenary Session Organizer. Sociology, Indigenous Governance and Self-
Determination. The Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association Annual Meeting, May, Toronto,
Martin J. Cannon, 2005. Invited Presenter. Indian Status as Indigenous Men’s Issue [The Ottawa
Lecture], Aboriginal Women Unite Against Bill C-31, Demonstration Organized by Native Women’s
Association of Canada, June, Ottawa, ON.
Martin J. Cannon, 2004. Invited Presenter, Radical Reflexivity as Indigenous Method, Matauranga Tuku
Iho Tikanga Rangahau [Traditional Knowledge & Research Ethics Conference], June, Wellington, NEW
Martin J. Cannon, 2004. Invited Presenter, Integrating Indigenous Knowledge into Post-Secondary
Educational Institutions, Indigenous Knowledge Systems International Symposium: Enhancing the
Integration of Indigenous Knowledge into Higher Education, May, Wanuskwein Heritage Park,
School and Society (EDU3508)
Indigenous Citizenship & Self Determination (SES2999H)
University of Saskatchewan
Native People in Urban Areas (SOC 319.3)
Institutional Racism & Canadian Native People (SOC 341.3)
Critical Issues in Canadian Society (SOC 227.6)
Societies, Social Structure and Change: A Comparative Approach (SOC 250.03)
Indigenous Knowledges: Methodologies (IK 301)
Indigenous Knowledges: Theory and Practice (IK 302)