Danette Starblanket

Sessional Lecturer
PhD – Public Policy (2023) – Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Saskatchewan, MA - Indigenous Studies (2001) – University of Regina, BA Honours – Indigenous Studies (1994) – First Nations University of Canada/University of Regina, BA Advanced – English (1993) – First Nations University of Canada/University of Regina

E-mail: danette.starblanket@uregina.ca

Research interests

  • Indigenous protest movements – Idle No More
  • Indigenous women and feminist theories and epistemologies
  • Indigenous gender and sexuality
  • Indigenous women and politics
  • Indigenous governance
  • Indigenous community engagement
  • Indigenous research methodologies
  • Treaty rights and Aboriginal rights
  • Indigenous health

Danette Starblanket is from the Star Blanket Cree Nation and has recently completed her PhD at the University of Saskatchewan. Danette is an Assistant Professor with the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Regina. She is also a Sessional Lecturer at the First Nations University of Canada (Indigenous Studies) and the University of Regina (Women’s and Gender Studies).


Acharibasam, J., Chapados, M., Langan, J., Starblanket, D., Starr, V., BigEagle, L., Hagel, M. 2022. “Exploring Health and Wellness with First Nations Communities at the ‘Knowing Your Health Symposium’”. Healthcare Management Forum AGE-WELL AgeTech Special Edition. Published article.

Bourassa, C., Starblanket, D., Hagel, M., Legare, M., Keewatin, M., Oakes, N., Lefebvre, S., McKenna, B., Kisikaw Piyesis, M., Boehme, G. 2021. “Reclaiming Indigenous Health Research and Knowledges as Self-Determination in Canada”. The Palgrave Handbook of the History of Human Sciences. Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-4106-3_33-1. Published Book Chapter.

Bourassa, C., Starblanket, D., Billan, J., Hagel, M., Anderson, S., Legare, M., Chapados, M. 2021. “The COVID-19 Pandemic Invoking the Famine and Pestilence Clause to be Paired with the Medicine Chest Clause from the Numbered Treaties”. International Indigenous Policy Journal. Volume 12, Issue 4. Published Journal Article.

Bourassa, C., McKenna, B., Keewatin, M., Anderson, S., Legare, M., Hagel, M., Starblanket, D., Billan, J., McIlduff, C. 2021. “Restoring Indigenous Sexuality” in Teaching about Sex and Sexualities in Higher Education. Susan Hillock ed. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. Published Book Chapter.

Bourassa, C., Jardine, M., Starblanket, D., Lefevbre, S., Legare, M., Hickey, D., Deiter, J., McKenna, B., Boehme, G., Akan, N. 2021. “Pursuing Pathways to Care: Dementia and Aging in Indigenous Communities”. Aging People, Aging Places: Experiences, Opportunities and Challenges of Growing Older in Canada. Maxwell Hartt, Samantha Biglieri, Mark W. Rosenberg and Sarah E. Nelson eds. Bristol: Bristol University Press. Published Book Chapter.

Bourassa, C., Starblanket, D., Anderson, S. 2020. “Excising racism from health care requires Indigenous collaboration”. Policy Options. Montreal: Institute for Research on Public Policy. November 2, 2020. Published Article.

Billan, J., Starblanket, D., Anderson, S., Legare, M., Hagel, M., Oakes, N., Jardine, M., Boehme, G., Dubois, E., Spencer, O., Hotomani, M., McKenna, B., Bourassa, C. 2020. “Ethical research engagement with Indigenous communities”. Journal of Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies Engineering. Vol. 7. June 22, 2020.

https://doi.org/10.1177%2F2055668320922706. Published Journal Article.

Starblanket, D., O’Connell, M., Gould, B., Jardine, M., Ferguson, M., Bourassa, C. 2019. “Defining Technology User Needs of Indigenous Older Adults Requiring Dementia Care”. Gerontechnology, 18(3), 122-135. http://journal.gerontechnology.org/. Published Journal Article.

Starblanket, D., Lefebvre, S., Legare, M., Billan, J., Akan, N., Goodpipe, E., Bourassa, C. 2019. “nanâtawihowin âcimowina kika-môsahkinikêhk papiskîci-itascikêwin astâcikowina: (Medicine/Healing Stories Picked, Sorted, Stored): Adapting the Collective Consensual Data Analytic Procedure (CCDAP) as an Indigenous Research Method”. International Journal of Qualitative Methods. Vol. 18. pp.1-10.  Sage Publishers. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F1609406919896140. Published Journal Article.

Starblanket, D., Legare, M. 2019. “Testing Locally Developed Language Apps to Reduce Caregiver Stress and Promote “Aging in Place” as it Relates to Dementia in Indigenous Populations”. Alzheimer’s & Dementia. Vol 15(75). https://alz-journals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1016/j.jalz.2019.06.4061. Published Journal Article.