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FNUniv Announces Appointment of New President

May 26, 2014

The First Nations University of Canada’s (FNUniv) Board of Governors is pleased to announce that Dr. Mark S. Dockstator will be stepping into the leadership position as FNUniv President effective July 1, 2014.

Dr. Dockstator brings a breadth and diversity of experience to the First Nations University of Canada. A member of the Oneida Nation of the Thames, he has been an Associate Professor, Indigenous Studies, at Trent University since 1997. In addition, Dr. Dockstator also served as Departmental Chair and Director of the PhD program. He received his Juris Doctor (J.D.) Degree from Osgoode Hall Law School, York University. He later pursued a Master’s of Law at the University of Saskatchewan and then transferred to Doctor of Jurisprudence program at York University where, in 1994, he was the first First Nations person to graduate with a doctorate in law. His doctoral dissertation, entitled “Toward an Understanding of Aboriginal Self Government”, is a blend of Indigenous and Western knowledge and was used as a foundation for the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples final report.

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