Michigan State University
Michigan State University
American Indian and Indigenous Studies
Camie Augustus


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CAMIE AUGUSTUS

Camie Augustus (2010-2011) has a PhD in history from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada. Her dissertation is a comparative history of the intersection between law and the identity of mixed-ancestry Natives in Canada, the U.S., and Australia. Focusing on the late 19th and early 20th centuries, she examines the ways in which law attempted to define and redefine Aboriginal people of mixed ancestry through a process of racial categorization. She actively works in Aboriginal land claims in Canada and also has a special interest in Aboriginal education and curriculum development. Although Canada is her geographic specialty, she has also studied indigenous issues in the U.S., Latin America, and Australia – a scope which ties in with her emphasis on international and comparative histories.  She currently teaches in First Nations Studies at Vancouver Island University.