Cora Voyageur is a professor in the Sociology Department at the University of Calgary. She earned a Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of Alberta where her dissertation explored Indigenous Peoples’ employment and their involvement with the Employment Equity Act. Her research focuses on the Indigenous experience in Canada that includes: women’s issues, politics, employment, community and economic development and health. She has conducted extensive community-initiated research with many First Nations and Indigenous organizations.
Voyageur has given invited conference papers across Canada, the United States, Britain, Europe, the Middle East and Australia. She is the author of approximately 40 academic articles and book chapters. She is co-editor of Hidden in Plain Sight: Contributions of Indigenous People to Canadian Identity and Culture Volumes I and II published the University of Toronto Press. She is also the author of Firekeepers of the 21st Century: First Nations Female Chiefs and My Heroes have Always been Indians. She is currently writing books on Indigenous Women in Canada and Indigenous Leadership.
Voyageur is a member of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation in Fort Chipewyan, Alberta. She is the proud mother of Carly and Drew and has three grandchildren – Reeve, Liam, and Olivia. She lives with her husband, Brian Calliou, in a small town just west of Calgary.