David Roy Newhouse

David Newhouse is Onondaga from the Six Nations of the Grand River community near Brantford, Ontario. He was the first Principal of the new Peter Gzowski College at Trent University and has been Chair of the Department of Indigenous Studies since 1993. He is also an Associate Professor in the Business Administration Program. Professor Newhouse was Co-Chair of the Trent Aboriginal Education Council for ten years. He was the IMC/U of S Aboriginal Scholar in Residence at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon in 1998/99. He also teaches in the Graduate CED Program at Concordia University. He has been a member of the Executive Committee of the Trent University Faculty Association for the past six years, serving for three years as President.

He is the founding editor of the CANDO Journal of Aboriginal Economic Development the first peer-reviewed academic journal devoted to Aboriginal economic development issues. He is the past Chair and a current member of the Council for the Advancement of Native Development Officers (CANDO) Standing Committee on Education. He also served as a member of the Policy Team on Economics for the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples. He is a member of the National Aboriginal Benchmarking Committee of the National Aboriginal Economic Development Board and the AFN Chief’s Committee on Make Aboriginal Poverty History. He served as the Science Officer for the Aboriginal Peoples Health research committee for the Canadian Institutes of Health Research from its inception to 2009 and is currently the chair of the aboriginal health grants adjudication committee for CIHR. He is a founding member of Aboriginal Policy Studies, a new journal devoted to urban Aboriginal issues. He is currently National Director for the SSHRC ‘Urban Aboriginal Research Network’ project and co-director of Ontario-Quebec Region of the project with Kevin Fitzmaurice, from the University of Sudbury. He is also the Ontario lead for a 5 year CIHR research project on Aboriginal health, economic development and poverty with the Eabametoong First Nation and the Assembly of First Nations.