Michelle Daigle

Assistant Professor
Sidney Smith Hall, Room 5016B
(416) 946 - 7260



Centre for Indigenous Studies

Fields of Study

Areas of Interest

Indigenous geographies and ecologies, Indigenous resurgence, decolonial geographies, Indigenous feminism, Indigenous food sovereignty, Indigenous water governance.


I am Mushkegowuk (Cree), a member of Constance Lake First Nation in Treaty 9, and of French ancestry. Drawing on 20 years of collaborations with Indigenous communities and organizations, my research examines Indigenous resurgence and freedom within the global conditions of colonial capitalist violence. Over the past several years, I have also collaborated with Dr. Magie Ramirez, in an effort to build grounded theorizations of decolonial geographies. I am currently accepting students who work on topics related to Indigenous and anti-colonial geographies. Please contact me directly if you would like to discuss the possibility of working with me.


Daigle, M. and M. Ramirez. 2021. Space. Keywords for Gender and Sexuality Studies, K.W. Tompkins eds. NYU Press.

Daigle, M. 2019. The Spectacle of Reconciliation: On (the) Unsettling Responsibilities to Indigenous Peoples in the Academy. Environment and Planning: D: Society and Space: 703-721.

Daigle, M. 2019. Tracing the terrain of Indigenous food sovereignties. The Journal of Peasant Studies: 297-315.

Daigle, M. 2018. Resurging through Kishiichiwan: The spatial politics of Indigenous water relations. Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society, Special Issue: Indigenous Peoples and the Politics of Water 7(1): 159-172.

Daigle, M. 2016. Awawanenitakik: The spatial politics of recognition and relational geographies of Indigenous self‐determination. The Canadian Geographer 60 (2): 259-69.


PhD, University of Washington