Andrea Bear Nicholas
Office: Holy Cross 105
Department of Native Studies Professor and Chair of Studies in Aboriginal Cultures of Atlantic Canada (1993) BA (Colby), BEd (STU), MEd (Orono) Chair of Studies in Aboriginal Cultures of Atlantic Canada (1993)
A Maliseet from Tobique, Andrea has devoted most of her career to research in Maliseet history and curriculum development. She has also been active in Native women's organizations. Since becoming Chair in Native Studies in 1993, she has become deeply involved in the struggle for Native language survival, and with Dorothy Lazore has developed the first Native Language Immersion Teacher Training Program in North America. She has published articles, editorials, and book chapters on subjects ranging from Maliseet history to education, citizenship, treaties, Native women, and language survival.
She is currently working with her husband Darryl Nicholas on two large projects-- one, to edit and publish a 5000 page collection of Maliseet language stories collected in the 1970s, and two, to publish documentary histories of Maliseet communities, also in the language.
Dr. Roland Chrisjohn
Office: Holy Cross 103
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.