Pierrot Ross-Tremblay


Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Intellectual Traditions and Self-Determination

Tier 2 - 2020-01-01
University of Ottawa
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council



Research summary


The discourse on “reconciliation” in the Canadian public square has lent new urgency to calls for truth in relation to our country’s First Peoples. That said, more than 150 years of colonial policies designed to erase and rewrite the Aboriginal fact have created powerful internal obstacles to articulating these truths.

Dr. Pierrot Ross-Tremblay, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Intellectual Traditions and Self-Determination, aims to preserve powerful Indigenous stories and make them accessible, in particular those of the Elders. Ross-Tremblay and his research team want to ensure that First Peoples can re-establish the parameters of their collective memory and renew the intellectual traditions it contains—steps that involve asserting their right to determine their own path.