Greg Younging


  • BA (Carleton University)
  • MA (Carleton University)
  • MPub (Simon Fraser University)
  • PhD (University of British Columbia)

Research Interests

  • Traditional Knowledge 
  • Indigenous Rights 
  • United Nations 
  • Intellectual Property Rights 
  • Indigenous Literatures  
  • Indigenous Arts

Research Support

  • Rockefeller Foundation
  • Ford Foundation
  • Awards 
  • First Nations House of Learning 
  • UBC Faculty of Graduate Studies 
  • National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation 
  • Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers 
  • Juno Award Nomination


  • Chair, Indigenous Peoples Caucus, Creator’s Rights Alliance 
  • International Indigenous Forum on Biodiversity 
  • Informal Indigenous Caucus, World Intellectual Property Organization 
  • En’owkin Centre 
  • Indigenous Arts Service Organization 
  • Department of Canadian Heritage Advisory Committee on the National Gatherings on Indigenous Knowledge 
  • Former Member, Canada Council Aboriginal Peoples Committee on the Arts 
  • Former Member, British Columbia Arts Council 
  • Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples

Selected Publications

  • “Perspectives on the Indigenous Tradition/New Technology Interface” in Transference, Tradition, Technology, Banff Centre Press (2005) 
  • “Talking Terminology: What’s in a Word and What’s Not” in Parie Fire Literary Journal - Fall 2001, Prarie Fire Publications (2001) 
  • “Aboriginal Text in Context” in (Ad)Dressing Our Words: Aboriginal Perspectives on Aboriginal Literatures, Theytus Books (2001)
  • "The Random Flow of Blood and Flowers" (poetry), Ekstasis Editions (1996) 
  • “ An Overview of Aboriginal Literature and Publishing in Canada” published in Australian Journal of Canadian Studies, University of Wollongong, Australia (1996) 
  • "A Comparison Between Administration of First Nations Education in Canada and Peru: Divestments, Losses and Lacks" in Canadian Journal of Native Education, Volume 15 #3 (1989)

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Community, Culture, and Global Studies
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Greg Younging