Robin Sutherland

Director of Indigenous Relations
+1 (807) 343-8010ext. 7895
PA 1011
Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Academic Qualifications: 

BA/BEd (English/History) - Lakehead University

MEd (Education for Change) - Lakehead University - In Progress

Date joined Lakehead: 
September 2016
Previous Teaching/Work: 
  • Aboriginal Transitions/Coordinated Learning Access Network Advisor - Lakehead University
  • High School Teacher (English, Cooperative Education, Native Studies, Social Sciences) - Peetabeck Academy
  • Literacy Coach - Omushkego Education Student Success (OESS) Program
  • Education & Outreach Coordinator - Paquataskamik Projects Summer Student Program


Research Interests: 
  • Locally-developed and land-based curriculum
  • Traditional knowledge and experiential learning
  • Decolonizing and indigenizing perspectives

Robin Sutherland, a Mushkegowuk Innino raised in the Moose Cree First Nation (MCFN) and a proud member of the Fort Albany First Nation (FAFN), obtained his B.A./B.Ed. (English and History) from Lakehead University and went on to become a Secondary School Teacher in his home community (FAFN).  After moving back to Thunder Bay in 2016, he returned to Lakehead in the capacity of Aboriginal Transitions Advisor, assisting the Lakehead University Indigenous community with recruitment, retention, program development, and outreach.  Together, these experiences have helped Robin in his new role as the Director of Indigenous Relations for the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law.