Kelly Saunders

B.A. M.A. Ph.D. (Manitoba)

Associate Professor

I teach a number of courses in the field of Canadian Politics, including Indigenous Politics, Gender and Politics, Provincial Politics and Constitutional Law. My research work primarily focuses on two streams: Metis politics, governance and rights in Canada and provincial politics in Manitoba. I am currently working on an edited volume with Dr. Christopher Adams titled The Keystone Province: Politics and Governance in Manitoba. This book brings together a diverse array of distinguished scholars to explore the main features of political, economic, and social life in Manitoba.

Recent Publications:

Métis Governance and Politics in Canada, with Janique Dubois. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2019

 Leading in a Time of Crisis: The Manitoba Métis Federation’s COVID-19 Response Plan. In COVID-19 in Manitoba: Public Policy Responses to the First Wave. Andrea Rounce and Karine Levasseur, eds. Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 2020

 The Progressive Conservatives. In Understanding the Manitoba Election 2019: Campaigns, Participation and Issues. Royce Koop, Barry Ferguson, Karine Levasseur, Andrea Rounce, and Kiera Ladner, eds. Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 2019

 ‘Our Time has Come’: Reconciliation in the Wake of Manitoba Métis Federation Inc. v. Canada (Attorney General). Review of Constitutional Studies, 23(2), 2018

Explaining the Resurgence of Métis Self-Government: Making the Most of ‘Windows of Opportunity’. Canadian Public Administration, 60(1), 2017

Rebuilding Indigenous Nations through constitutional development: A case study of the Métis in Canada.  Nations and Nationalism, 23(4), 2017

Unfinished Business: Bringing the Métis into Canadian Confederation. In Surviving Canada: Indigenous Peoples Celebrate 150 Years of Betrayal, Kiera Ladner and Myra Tait, eds. Winnipeg: Arbeiter Ring Publishing, 2017

2023-24 Courses:

78:365 Canadian Constitutional Law

78:361 Canadian Federalism

78:353 Indigenous Politics

78:172 Fundamentals of Politics

78:260 Canadian Politics