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Student awarded pre-doctoral fellowship

September 20, 2017
Megan Catalano

Royal Roads student Eva Jewell has been awarded Michigan State University’s 2017-18 Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in American Indian and Indigenous Studies.

A student in the Doctor of Social Sciences program, Jewell’s research focuses on the interconnection of Anishinaabe culture and governance. She will explore how the recovery of original governance practices can happen as a viable alternative to Canada’s deeply controversial Indian Act.

“My study seeks to gauge how my First Nation’s culture, values and knowledge ways have been retained within the community despite colonial disruption,” says Jewell.

The Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in American Indian and Indigenous Studies provides resources for a pre-doctoral student to complete their dissertation. Jewell will have access to office space, library, labs and faculty support as well as benefits and a stipend. She will also teach one course in Michigan State University’s American Indian and Indigenous studies program.

Jewell holds the fellowship until June 30, 2018.