Department of Native Studies
Associate Professor (1999), Director of Native Studies
BSc (Central Michigan), MA (Western Ontario), Phd (Western Ontario)
Dr. Roland Chrisjohn is a member of the Oneida Nation of the Confederacy of the Haudenausaunee (Iroquois). He received his Ph. D. in 1981 from the University of Western Ontario in Personality and Psychometrics, and obtained certification as a Clinical Psychologist in 1986. He has been involved in indigenous affairs in Canada for over 30 years, participating in a variety of ways in different aspects of the struggle. He has worked with Aboriginal young offenders, women's organization, prisoner's associations, family and children services, and suicide intervention programs.
In Academia, he has taught such courses as personality, statistics, multivariate analysis, Native studies, world history, and education courses at six different universities in Canada, and is currently Director of the Native Studies program at St. Thomas University in Fredericton.
He has written more than 50 articles on a variety of subjects, and is author of The Circle Game: Shadows and Substance in the Indian Residential School Experience in Canada (Theytus Press, 1997). Dr. Chrisjohn is currently working on one book on Racism in Canada and another on Suicide.