This talk focuses on Robert Henry’s research with Indigenous men and women who were involved in street gangs. Through modified photovoice methods, Robert examines the ways in which Indigenous men and women engage in street lifestyles, where the street gang becomes a site of survivance challenging settler colonialism. Linkages between Canada, Aotearoa/New Zealand, and Australia will also be examined to understand how settler colonialism impacts Indigenous street gang involvement.

Robert Henry, Ph.D., is Métis from Prince Albert, SK and is an Assistant Professor at the University of Calgary, in the Department of Sociology. Robert’s research areas include Indigenous street gangs and gang theories, Indigenous masculinities, Indigenous and critical research methodologies, youth mental health, and visual research methods. Working closely with community partners, he published a collection of narratives from his Ph.D. research titled, Brighter Days Ahead (2014). Robert has also published in the areas of Indigenous masculinity, Indigenous health, youth subcultures, and criminal justice.