Makere Stewart-Harawira

PhD Auckland
Affiliation: University of Alberta
Faculty: Education - Educational Policy Studies


Intersections of Sustainability Collaborative Research Network for Water Governance, Climate Change and the Futures of Communities. 

Research interest: Global governance; climate change; integration of Indigenous knowledge systems and science; environmental education

Makere Stewart-Harawira is Professor in Indigenous, Environmental and Global Studies in the Department of Educational Policy Studies in the Faculty of Education, University of Alberta. Her research focuses on globalization and environmental governance, and the integration of Indigenous knowledge and science in addressing critical issues of sustainability. For the past several years Stewart-Harawira has been engaged in collaborative community-based research with Indigenous communities focusing on water governance, energy extraction, and remediation.  Current projects include "Intersections of Sustainability. Collaborative Research Network on Water Governance, Climate Change and Traditional Communities." KULE Institute for Advanced Studies Cluster Grant Award.

Dr. Stewart-Harawira is an Expert Member of the IUCN Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy (CEESP), Themes on Indigenous Peoples, Local Communities, Equity and Protected Areas (TILCEPA); Governance, Equity and Rights (TGER), Social & Environmental Accountability of the Private Sector (SEAPRISE), the CEESP and Commission on Environmental Law (CEL) joint Specialist Group on Indigenous Peoples, Customary & Environmental Laws and Human Rights (SPICEH) and the CEESP and Species Survival Commission (SSC) joint Sustainable Use and Livelihoods Specialist Group. In 2015 she won the Graduate Teaching Award in the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta. 


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