David Roy Newhouse

David Roy Newhouse

Professor Indigenous Studies, Trent University, Ontario, Canada

IACCP 2018, David Roy Newhouse, Ethnic Diversity

David Newhouse is Onondaga from the Six Nations of the Grand River community near Brantford, Ontario. He is a Professor of Indigenous Studies and Chair of the Chanie Wenjack School for Indigenous Studies, was the first Principal of the new Peter Gzowski College at Trent University and has been Chair of the Department of Indigenous Studies, now the Chanie Wenjack School for Indigenous Studies since 1993. He is also a Professor in the School of Business. Professor Newhouse is Co-Chair of the Trent Aboriginal Education Council. He was the IMC/U of S Aboriginal Scholar in Residence at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon in 1998/99. He also teaches in the Graduate CED Program at Concordia University. In 2016, he received the Trent Award for Education Leadership and Innovation. He has been a member of the Executive Committee of the Trent University Faculty Association for the past decade serving for three years as President and currently serving as Grievance Officer.

His research interests focus on the emergence of modern Aboriginal society.

He is the founding editor of the CANDO Journal of Aboriginal Economic Development the first peer-reviewed academic journal devoted to Aboriginal economic development issues and a founding editorial board member of aboriginal policy studies, an academic journal focussing on urban Aboriginal issues. He is the past Chair and a current member of the Council for the Advancement of Native Development Officers (CANDO) Standing Committee on Education. He also served as a member of the Policy Team on Economics for the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples. He is a member of the National Aboriginal Benchmarking Committee of the National Aboriginal Economic Development Board and the AFN Chief’s Committee on Make Aboriginal Poverty History. He serves as the Science Officer for the Aboriginal Peoples Health research adjudication committee for the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. He is currently National Director for the SSHRC ‘Urban Aboriginal Research Network’ project and co-director of Ontario-Quebec Region of the project with Kevin Fitzmaurice, from the University of Sudbury. He is also the Ontario lead for a 5 year CIHR research project: Poverty Action Research Project on Aboriginal health, economic development and poverty with the Eabametoong First Nation and the Assembly of First Nations.


Newhouse, David, Ed. Aboriginal Knowledge for Economic Development, Volume 1. Fernwood Press, 2013

Newhouse, David, and Fitzmaurice, Kevin, Eds. Well-Being in the Urban Aboriginal Community, Nelson House Publishers, 2012

Newhouse, D., Voyageur, C., and Beavon, D. Eds. Hidden in Plain Sight: Aboriginal Contributions to Canada, Vol. II. Toronto:  University of Toronto Press, 2011

Newhouse, David. Ed. From Woundedness to Resilience: Urban Aboriginal Health. A special edition of the Journal of Aboriginal Health. 3 (1). 2006.

Newhouse, D., Voyageur, C. and Beavon, D. Eds. Hidden in Plain Sight: Aboriginal Contributions to Canada, Vol. I.  Toronto:  University of Toronto Press, 2005.

Newhouse, D. and Peters, E. Not Strangers in these Parts: Urban Aboriginal Peoples, Ottawa:  Privy Council Office, Government of Canada, 2003.

In the Words of the Elders: Aboriginal Cultures in Transition (with Peter Kulchyski and Don McCaskill), University of Toronto Press, 1999