Stella Spak, Ph.D.


Stella Spak received her PhD in Social Cultural Anthropology (Canadian Resource Co-management Boards and Their Relationship to Indigenous Knowledge) from the University of Toronto in 2001. Since then she has worked as a researcher, workshop facilitator, and for the Sayisi Dene Nene Land Claims Office (Tadoule Lake, MB). She has also been a member of a research team contracted by the “Akwesasne Task Force on the Environment” in relation to the EPA Superfund cleanup site near Akwesasne, New York.

Stella Spak has extensive teaching experience. She taught in the Indigenous Governance Program at the University of Victoria, the First Nations Studies Department at Simon Fraser University, the Department of Anthropology at Camosun University College, the Department of Anthropology at the University of Victoria and Lester B. Pearson United World College of the Pacific.