The Broadbent Institute would like to congratulate Professor Frances Abele on her newly announced appointment as a Member of the Order of Canada by Governor General Mary Simon. This appointment recognizes Professor Abele for her outstanding, “contributions to public policy and administration as one of Canada’s pre-eminent scholars of northern policy and Indigenous political development.”
“On behalf of the Broadbent Institute, I offer my warmest congratulations to Dr. Abele for her appointment to the Order of Canada in recognition of her foundational work on Indigenous political economy,” said Executive Director Jen Hassum. “Through this high honour, I hope that Canadians continue to use her research to inform Indigenous relations and in building community governance.”
In addition to her work as a Broadbent Fellow, Professor Abele is Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy and Administration at Carleton University, Senior Research Fellow of the Carleton Centre for Community Innovation, and Faculty Associate of the Centre for European Studies.
For the last thirty-five years, she has worked with Indigenous peoples all over Canada and in some parts of the circumpolar Arctic. From 1992 to 1996, she was seconded to the research directorate at the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples, where she was responsible for research and policy on the North and the Commission’s work on governance.
Raised in Alberta, Dr. Abele has lived in Yellowknife, Toronto, Gatineau and for the last twenty years, Ottawa.