Frances Abele is Distinguished Research Professor and Chancellor’s professor emerita in the School of Public Policy and Administration at Carleton University. Current research interests include Indigenous-state relations, federal policy, northern political economy, and community development, education and training.
She is co-director with Satsan (Herb George) of the Rebuilding First Nations Governance project. Dr. Abele was Deputy Director of Research for the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples. Raised in Alberta, she has lived in Yellowknife, Toronto, rural Quebec and Ottawa.