Department of Global Development Studies


Global Development Studies

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Michael Doxtater

Assistant Professor
Queen's National Scholar in Indigenous Studies:
Land- and Language-Based Pedagogies and Practices

Jointly appointed to the department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

PhD (Education) Cornell University
MSc (Adult Learning and Life Sciences) Cornell University
BA (History) McMaster University

Phone:  613-533-6000, ext 79048
Fax: 613-533-2986

Mac Corry Hall A403
Global Development Studies
Queen's University
Kingston, ON K7L 3N6


Research Profile

Thohahoken Michael Doxtater, PhD (Cornell), Queen’s National Scholar, worked in research and development at all levels of Indigenous society. His background includes Indigenous Knowledge recovery, international development, and organizational development. Specializing in mediation, Doxtater’s career includes work in Oka, Red Hill Valley, Tutelo Heights, Eagles Nest, Brantford, and grassroots community organizing at the Six Nations of the Grand River—his home territory.  He produced scholarship, journalism, documentaries, and broadcast dramas for formal and informal audiences in Canada and the United States. Doxtater is a Mohawk from the Turtle Clan family of Satekariwate. He is an 8th generation descendent of Mohawk leader Joseph Brant.

Other Appointments

Joint Appointment

Languages, Literatures, and Cultures


DEVS 221:  Topics in Aboriginal Studies
DEVS 392:  Conflict and Local Peacebuilding