REGINA – After a six-month selection process, First Nations University of Canada has appointed a new leader.
Dr. Mark Dockstator will take over as president on July 1.
He’s been an associate professor of Indigenous Studies at Trent University for nearly 20 years, and is no stranger to Saskatchewan – Dockstator attended the Masters of Law program at the University of Saskatchewan, before transferring to York University.
While at York in 1994, Dockstator became the initial First Nations person to graduate with a doctorate in law.
“He is a First Nations person belonging to the First Nations Oneida of the Thames, which is one of the First Nations that are part of the confederacy of Six Nations of the Grand River in Southern Ontario,” said Racelle Kooy, a spokesperson for First Nations University of Canada. “He is a strong academic researcher.”
Dockstator takes over from acting president Juliano Tupone, after Doyle Anderson resigned last April.