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Cheryl Troupe PhD, University of Saskatchewan

Assistant Professor

Faculty Member in History

Office
Arts 612

Research Area(s)

  • Métis History
  • Indigenous History
  • Environmental and Food History
  • Gender
  • Indigenous Research Methodologies
  • Community-Engaged Research
  • Historical GIS

About me

My research centres on twentieth century Métis communities in Western Canada, merging Indigenous research methodologies with Historical Geographic Information Systems to focus on the intersections of land, gender, kinship and stories. My work focuses primarily on Metis road allowance communities as well as Metis movement and displacement to prairie urban centres. Much of this focuses on mapping and the multi-faceted roles of Métis women in their families and communities and the significance of female kinship relationships in structuring these communities. I currently have office space in the Arts Tower and work from the Historical Geographic Information Systems Laboratory in Kirk Hall.

I have worked within my community for over twenty years in the areas of historical and community-based research, curriculum development, community engagement, advocacy and health policy and program planning. I am Métis, originally from north-central Saskatchewan, a citizen of the Métis Nation - Saskatchewan and a member of Gabriel Dumont Local #11 in Saskatoon. 

Publications

Stevenson, Allyson and Troupe, Cheryl. (In Press). From KitchenTables to Formal Organization: Indigenous Women's Social and Political Activism in Saskatchewan to 1983. In Sarah Carter, Nanci Langford and Claire Thomson (editors), Called to Action: Histories of Women’s Activism in Western Canada.Edmonton, AB: Athabasca University Press (Accepted 2017).

Amanda LaVallee, Cheryl Troupe, Tara Turner. (July 2017). Negotiating and Exploring Relationships in Métis Community-Based Research. Engaged Scholar Journal: Community-Engaged Research, Teaching and Learning. (Special Issue). 2(1): 167-182. 

Troupe, Cheryl. (2005). “Clarence Trotchie,” In Canadian Plains Research Centre (ed.) The Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan. Regina: Canadian Plains Research Centre.

Troupe, Cheryl.(2005). “Harry Daniels,” In Canadian Plains Research Centre (ed.) The Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan. Regina: Canadian Plains Research Centre.

Troupe, Cheryl.(2005). “James Brady,” In Canadian Plains Research Centre (ed.) The Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan. Regina: Canadian Plains Research Centre.

Troupe, Cheryl. (2005). “Madeline Wilkie Dumont,” In Canadian Plains Research Centre (ed.) The Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan. Regina: Canadian Plains Research Centre.

Troupe, Cheryl.(2005). “Malcomn Norris,” In Canadian Plains Research Centre (ed.) The Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan. Regina: Canadian Plains Research Centre.

Troupe, Cheryl.(2005). “Nora Cummings,” In Canadian Plains Research Centre (ed.) The Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan. Regina: Canadian Plains Research Centre.

Troupe, Cheryl. (2005). “Sara Riel,” In Canadian Plains Research Centre (ed.) The Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan. Regina: Canadian Plains Research Centre.

Non-Peer Reviewed and Other Outputs (Select)

Burnett, J. and Troupe, Cheryl. (2018). Program Evaluation: Community Safety Officer Program. Prepared for the Community Safety Knowledge Alliance, Saskatoon SK, August 2018.

Burton, Wilfred and Troupe, Cheryl. (2017). John Arcand – Master of the Métis Fiddle: The Man, The Music, The Festival.Saskatoon, Gabriel Dumont Institute, Saskatoon SK.

Burnett, J. and Troupe, Cheryl. (2017). Program Evaluation: Community Safety Officer Induction Course. Prepared for the Community Safety Knowledge Alliance, Saskatoon SK, July 2017.

Burnett, J. and Troupe, Cheryl. (2016). Preventing and Responding to Sexual Violence Against Women and Girls Through Access to Community Services, Sexual Assault Services of Saskatchewan, Regina SK, August 2016.

Troupe, Cheryl.(2013). Métis Nation – Saskatchewan Submission to the Joint Task Force on Improving First Nations and Métis Education and Employment Outcomes, Métis Nation – Saskatchewan, 2013.

Burnett, J. and Troupe, Cheryl.  (2013). Program Evaluation of Métis Youth Suicide Prevention Program, Métis Nation – Saskatchewan, 2013.

Burnett, J. and Troupe, Cheryl. (2013). Program Evaluation of Green Light Project, Métis Nation – Saskatchewan, 2013.

Burnett, J. and Troupe, Cheryl. (2013). Teachers Time, Saskatchewan Instructional Development and Research Unit (SIDRU) for the Saskatchewan Teachers Federation,2013.

Troupe, Cheryl.(2012). miyo âyâwin:Métis Healthand Well-Being Strategy, Métis Nation – Saskatchewan, 2012.

Burnett, J. and Troupe, Cheryl. (2011). Public Health Infrastructure Survey Analysis and Final Report, Saskatchewan Ministry of Health, Population Health Branch - Public Health Infrastructure Survey Analysis and Final Report, 2011.

Troupe, Cheryl and Bird, Judy. (2010).Lii Michif Gathering For Wellness: Métis Diabetes Education and Awareness Project Community Resource Manual. Regina, Eagle Moon Health Office, Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region.

Troupe, Cheryl.(2007). “Métis Decorative Arts,” In Lawrence Barkwell, Leah Dorion and Audreen Hourie (eds.)Métis Legacy 2: Michif Language, Heritage and Culture.  Winnipeg: Pemmican Publications.

Troupe, Cheryl.(2003). Dakota/Lakota Oral History Project Report, Dakota Chiefs of Saskatchewan, Dakota Whitecap First Nation, 2003.

Troupe, Cheryl.(2003). Expressing Our Heritage: Métis Artistic Designs, Resource Manual and Study Prints. Saskatoon, Gabriel Dumont Institute.


Artistic Works

Troupe, Cheryl.(2003). “Mashnikwawchikun avec la sway di fil: Métis Silk Embroidery” Documentary Video. Saskatoon: Gabriel Dumont Institute.      

Troupe, Cheryl.(2002). “Aen Kroshay aen tapee avec mi gineey: Métis Hooked Rugs” Documentary Video. Saskatoon: Gabriel Dumont Institute.          

Troupe, Cheryl.(2002).“Kitaskinaw I pi kiskinohamakoya: The Land Gives Us Our Knowledge” Documentary Video. Saskatoon: Gabriel Dumont Institute.             

Troupe, Cheryl.(2002). “Our Shared Inheritance: A Tradition of Métis Beadwork” Documentary Video. Saskatoon: Gabriel Dumont Institute.

Teaching & Supervision

Current Offerings

HIST 257 - Canadian Prairies to 1905 (Fall 2019)

HIST 467 - Saskatoon History Workshop (Co-taught with Andrew Watson) (Fall 2019/Winter2020)

HIST 365 - Canadian Food History (Winter 2020)

Past Offerings

HIST 257 - Canadian Prairies to 1905 (Fall 2018)

HIST 365 - Canadian Food History (Fall 2018)

HIST 259 - Canadian Women from Pre-Contact to 1918 (Winter 2019)


Graduate Supervision:

I am currently accepting new graduate students interested in Indigenous and environmental history. I am particularly interested in students pursuing topics related to Metis history, western Canada, gender, food and land use as well as students wishing to conduct studies using community-engaged, oral history, Historical Geographic Information Systems (HGIS) and Indigenous and decolonizing research methodologies.

If you are interested in working with me, please introduce yourself by email and include a brief statement introducing yourself, the ideas you have for your graduate research and a copy of your academic CV. 

 

Research

Gender Indigenous Metis Oral History Place Making Research Methods Road Allowance Saskatchewan Saskatoon

My research centres on twentieth century Métis road-allowance communities in Western Canada, merging Indigenous research methodologies with Historical Geographic Information Systems to focus on the intersections of land, gender, kinship and stories. Much of this work focuses on mapping and the multi-faceted roles of Métis women in their families and communities and the significance of female kinship relationships in structuring these communities.