Dr. Karen Travers

Karen Travers received her Ph.D. in Canadian and Indigenous History from York University. Specializing in colonial policy and European-Indigenous relations, Karen has over ten years research experience and has lectured and published articles on Upper Canadian Treaties and reserve settlement, Métis identity in the census, and the origins of the Indian Act.

Karen’s historical training gives her a unique perspective on modern social, political, and economic issues.  As Research Analyst with Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business, she has organized and participated in Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council-funded roundtable discussions on the Indigenous economy and is currently working on several research projects that explore Aboriginal economic development, government relations, and Aboriginal procurement policies and practices in Canada’s mining sector. She is an enthusiastic supporter of public history and participates in various heritage activities.