Name: Dale Turner (e-mail)
Title: Associate Professor of Government and Native American Studies
Education: Ph.D. in Philosophy from McGill, 1997
Professor Turner is a Teme-Augama Anishnabai from northern Ontario. His area of study is political theory. Professor Turner's community has been involved in a century old land dispute with the provincial and federal governments which has recently resulted in an unfavorable Supreme Court decision. This experience has led him to study philosophy in an attempt to better understand the meaning of "sovereignty", and especially the meaning of indigenous or "tribal" sovereignty, in both theory and practice. Professor Turner's courses reflect the importance of asserting and protecting tribal sovereignty in Indian Country. At the same time, students are encouraged to develop their critical thinking skills, especially when thinking about contemporary Native American issues. He teaches courses in government, indigenous philosophy and Contemporary Native American Issues. He is presently writing a book on indigenous thought and sovereignty in the 21st Century.
Last Updated: 3/23/09