Jean-Paul Restoule

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Associate Professor, Leadership, Higher and Adult Education (OISE - University of Toronto)
Research Interests: 
Aboriginal Cultural Identity(ies); Indigenous Research Methodologies; Aboriginal Representation, Film and media; Intercultural Communication; Urbanization; Indigenous Knowledge; Environmental Education; Anti-Racism and Decolonizing



Restoule, J.P. “Aboriginal identity: The Need For Historical and Contextual Perspectives”. Canadian Journal of Native Education 24.2 (2000): 102-111.


Restoule, J.P. “Education as healing: How urban Aboriginal Men Described Post-Secondary Schooling as Decolonizing”. Australian Journal of Indigenous Education 34 (2005): 123-131.
Restoule, J.P. “The Values Carry On: Aboriginal Identity Formation of the Urban-Raised Generation”. Canadian Journal of Native Education 31.2 (2009): 15-33.


Restoule, J.P., &  D. Danard Wilson. “Tobacco Ties: The Sacred in Aboriginal Research”. Canadian Journal of Native Education 33.2 (2010): 29-45.




Restoule, J.P., B. Harder, & M. Cuthbert. “Looking Inward for Film Visions: Aboriginal Empowerment Through Film”. In Critical Issues in Communication: Looking Inward for Answers. Melkote, S. R. & Rao, S., Eds. New Delhi: Sage, 2001. 241-259.


Restoule, J.P. “Aboriginal Education and Self-government: Assessing Success and Identifying the Challenges to Restoring Aboriginal Jurisdiction of Education”In Aboriginal Self-Government in Canada (3rd Edition). Y. Belanger, Ed. Saskatoon: Purich Publishing, 2008. 373-392.


Restoule, J.P. “Urban Aboriginal migration in North America: A Diasporic Identity”. In Transforming Diaspora: Communities Beyond National Boundaries. Parmita Kapadia and Robin Field, Eds. New Jersey: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2011. 21-36.


Restoule, J.P., S. Gruner, and E. Metatawabin.(2012). “Land, Self-Determination and the Social Economy in Fort Albany First Nation”. In Businesses With a Difference: Balancing the Social and Economic. L. Mook, J. Quarter, & S. Ryan, Eds. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2012. 183-201.


Jean-Paul Restoule is a member of the Dokis First Nation (Anishinaabe). He is Associate Professor of Aboriginal Education in the Leadership, Higher and Adult Education Department at the Ontario Institute For Studies in Education (OISE). Restoule is the Vice President of the Canadian Indigenous/Native Studies Association as well as the Co-director of the Transformative Learning Centre. Restoule’s most recent research projects have focused on Indigenous knowledge and sustainability; male Aboriginal identity formation in urban areas; Aboriginal post-secondary education participation; and traditional Anishinaabek teachings for Aboriginal research.