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Eva Jewell

Dr. Eva Jewell

Assistant Professor
EducationBA (Institute of American Indian Arts), MA (University of Victoria), Doctor of Social Sciences (Royal Roads University)
Phone416-979-5000 x552667

Dr. Eva Jewell is Anishinaabekwe from Deshkan Ziibiing (Chippewas of the Thames First Nation).

Areas of Expertise: 

Indigenous community-based resurgence movements; kin/roles in Anishinaabe governance practices; Indigenous perspectives of gender, work, and care; Anishinaabe research methodologies


I approach research and inquiry as an anti-oppressive, community-oriented process that centres justice and equity. Currently I am exploring Indigenous perspectives on work/care balance and the reclamation of Anishinaabe femme leadership in governance. I have explored community support for the resurgence of customary governance practice in my First Nation using mixed methods, Indigenous perspectives on employment engagement in the Niagara region, and community-based language reclamation. I received the Governor-General's Gold Medal for an outstanding dissertation from Royal Roads University in 2019.

Website: (external link, opens in new window) 


Community & Professional Service:

Recent Publications:

Jewell, E., A. Doucet, J. Falk & K. Hilston. 2022. “Looking after our own is what we do”: Urban Ontario Indigenous perspectives on juggling paid work and unpaid care work for adult family members. (external link, opens in new window)  Wellbeing, Space and Society 3.

Jewell, E. and I. Mosby. 2020.  (PDF file) Calls to action accountability: A 2020 status update on reconciliation (external link)  (special report). Toronto: Yellowhead Institute. 

Jewell, E., A. Doucet, J. Falk and S. Fyke. 2020. Social Knowing, mental health, and the importance of Indigenous resources: a case study of Indigenous employment engagement in southwestern Ontario. (external link, opens in new window)  Canadian Review of Social Policy 80: 1-25.

Jewell, E. 2020. How do we solve structural racism? A 5x5 review (external link, opens in new window)  (Community Toolkit). Toronto: Yellowhead Institute.

Jewell, E. and I. Mosby. 2019. Calls to action accountability: A status update on reconciliation (opens in new window)  (Policy Brief, Issue 44). Toronto: Yellowhead Institute.

Jewell, E. 2016. Social exposure and perceptions of language importance in Canada’s urban Indigenous Peoples. (external link)  aboriginal policy studies (5)2: 99-113.

Creative Work:

Payer, N., E. Jewell and D. Wolf. 2021. Lily’s Story: The Feminization of Poverty (external link)  (animated short). Toronto: Yellowhead Institute.