Michelle Daigle

Michelle Daigle Profile Photo
Assistant Professor, Centre for Indigenous Studies and Department of Geography and Planning
Research Interests: 
Indigenous geographies; settler colonialism; Indigenous resurgence; decolonial geographies; Indigenous feminism; Indigenous food sovereignty; Indigenous water governance

Daigle, M. 2019. Indigeneity. International Encyclopedia of Human Geography, 2nd Edition, A. Kobayashi eds.


Daigle, M. 2019. The Spectacle of Reconciliation: On (the) Unsettling Responsibilities to Indigenous Peoples in the Academy. Environment and Planning: D: Society and Space 37(4): 703-721.


Daigle, M. 2019. Tracing the terrain of Indigenous food sovereignties. The Journal of Peasant Studies 46(2): 297-315.


Daigle, M. and M. Ramirez. 2019. Decolonial Geographies. In Antipode’s Keywords in Radical Geographical Thought.


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. 2018. Embodying relational accountability in settler colonial contexts in Naylor, L., M. Daigle, S. Zaragocin, M. Ramirez and M. Gilmartin. Interventions: Bringing the Decolonial to Political Geography. Political Geography 66: 199-209.


Daigle, M. and J. Sundberg. 2017. From where we stand: Unsettling geographical knowledges in the classroom. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers 42 (3): 338-41.


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


Michelle Daigle is Mushkegowuk (Cree), a member of Constance Lake First Nation in Treaty 9, and of French ancestry. She has a joint appointment in the Centre for Indigenous Studies and the Department of Geography & Planning. Broadly, her research examines colonial capitalist dispossession and violence on Indigenous lands and bodies, and Indigenous practices of resurgence and freedom. Her current research focuses on the renewal of Indigenous relations of care that emerge through Mushkegowuk waterways, and how those generate decolonial possibilities within conditions of extractive violence. Over the past several years, she has also collaborated with Dr. Magie Ramirez, in an effort to build grounded theorizations of decolonial geographies. Her publications can be found at: https://ubc.academia.edu/MichelleDaigle