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René R. Gadacz 

René R. Gadacz received his Bachelor of Arts
(Honors) from McGill University and earned two Masters degrees from the University of Calgary - the first in archaeology and the second in political and legal anthropology. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Alberta in 1990. He has taught at a number of colleges and universities, primarily in western Canada, and has worked with a host of municipal agencies and government organizations including the Solicitor General of Canada, Alberta Economic Development and Trade, First Nations Resource Council, and the Victorian Order of Nurses. Before coming to Grande Prairie Regional College he taught Sociology, Anthropology, and First Nations Studies at the University of Victoria, UBC-Okanagan, and University of Northern British Columbia (Dawson Creek and Prince George, BC). His areas of interdisciplinary research and teaching interests include customary/Aboriginal law, criminology and alternative dispute resolution, ethnic/minority relations, immigrant and minority health/disability studies, social indicators studies in community economic development, social justice/human rights, technology and culture, and social/political theory. Rene has also been involved - as senior author - in an evaluation and assessment of the Youth Intervention Program (2009-2011), a Federal community initiative that is directed by the City of Grande Prairie Crime Prevention. Recent major publications include Aboriginal Peoples in Canada? (Pearson, 2012, 9th edition, with J. Frideres, University of Calgary).