- Downtown Toronto (St. George)
Fields of Study
- Empires, Colonialisms and Indigeneity
- International Relations
- State, Politics, and Law
Areas of Interest
Indigenous-Crown relations, treaties, legal history, Anishinaabek histories, digital history
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Heidi Bohaker investigates on the history of Indigenous-Crown relations, treaties and federal and provincial government policies toward Indigenous peoples in Canada. She is a Director of the Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History, and teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in treaty history, the history of residential schools in Canada and Canadian legal history.
She is also a practitioner of the digital humanities, exploring how to best use new technologies in collaboration with Great Lakes First Nations to reconnect communities with aspects of their cultural heritage stored in museums and archives around the world, through GRASAC, the Great Lakes Research Alliance for the Study of Aboriginal Arts and Cultures, of which she is a co-founder, and its research database of which she was the main designer (grasac.org).
Current Doctoral Students:
Chandra Murdoch, "Opposing, Enforcing and amending the Indian Act: The Grand General Indian Council of Ontario"
Zachary Smith, "Indigenous Toronto: The Politics of Indigenous Segregation and Migration in Twentieth Century Canada"
Cathleen Clark, "Transnational Indigenous Rights Advocacy in Canada, 1969-1982"
Thomas Blampied , "Ontario’s Development Road”: The Ontario Northland Railway and Provincial Colonialism, 1901-1995"
Hannah Cooley, "Indigenous Activism in Transnational Media: Canada/US, 1970s- "
- 2021 Best Book in Political History Prize Canadian Historical Association
- 2017 2015 Partnership Development Grant SSHRC
- Co-PI, Canadian Foundation for Innovation Grant: Recovery and Recuperation: Mobilizing the Next Generation of GRASAC
- “Cross-cultural collaborations in the digital world: a case study from the Great Lakes Research Alliance’s Knowledge Sharing Database” (Routledge : 2021)
- Doodem and Council Fire: Anishinaabe Governance through Alliance (University of Toronto Press : 2020)
- “Indigenous Histories and Archival Media in the Early Modern Great Lakes” (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press : 2014)