Robert Innes (Plains Cree, Saulteaux, Metis member of Cowessess First Nation) completed his Ph.D. at the University of Arizona in the American Indian Studies Program. Currently, he holds the position of Assistant Professor in the Department on Native Studies at the University of Saskatchewan.
Prior to his appointment Dr. Innes was the Pre-Doctoral Fellow in the American Indian Studies Program at Michigan State University. He has published articles in American Indian Quarterly, American Culture and Research Journal, Native Studies Review, and in anthologies on topics that include Saskatchewan Aboriginal veterans, Native Studies methodologies, issues of governance, kinship, and Indigenous masculinities. He currently is involved in two research projects. One of the projects examines issues of Indigenous masculinities, while the other explores ways in which Indigenous knowledge can be incorporated into water and waste management in Indigenous communities. He recently published the book entitled Elder Brother and the Law of the People: Contemporary Kinship and Cowessess First Nation, based on his dissertation research, with the University of Manitoba Press. Dr. Innes is currently co-editing a book tentatively titled Indigenous Men And Masculinities: Legacies, Identities, Regeneration.