Dr. Courtney W. Mason

Dr. Courtney Mason

Chair/ Chaire

Canada Research Chair in Rural Livelihoods and Sustainable Communities (SSHRC)

Biography

Dr. Courtney Mason is an Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Rural Livelihoods and Sustainable Communities at Thompson Rivers University. His SSHRC and Health Canada funded research examines how Indigenous communities negotiate pressing health and education issues in the backdrop of enduring colonial legacies. His collaborative research, with both urban and rural communities, identifies the barriers to and facilitators of local subsistence practices and supports community-driven initiatives that enhance local food security and tourism development, while supporting cultural continuities.

Biographie

Dr. Courtney Mason est professeur agrégé et titulaire de la chaire de recherche du Canada sur les moyens de subsistance en milieu rural et les collectivités durables à l’Université Thompson Rivers. Sa recherche financée par le CRSH et Santé Canada examine comment les communautés autochtones négocient des questions urgentes de santé et d’éducation dans le contexte des héritages coloniaux durables. Sa recherche collaborative, avec les communautés urbaines et rurales, identifie les obstacles et les facilitateurs des pratiques de subsistance locales et soutient les initiatives communautaires qui améliorent la sécurité alimentaire locale et le développement du tourisme, tout en soutenant les continuités culturelles.

Selected Publications/ Publications sélectionnées

Scholarly Books (Edited)

Michael A. Robidoux and Courtney W. Mason. (eds.), A Land Not Forgotten: Indigenous Food Security and Land-Based Practices of Northern Ontario (Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 2017).

Scholarly Books (Monograph)
Courtney W. Mason. Spirits of the Rockies: Reasserting an Indigenous Presence in Banff National Park (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014).

Recent Articles
Heather Thompson**, Courtney W. Mason and Michael A. Robidoux. “Hoop-style Greenhouse Gardening in the Wapekeka First Nation as an Extension of Land-Based Food Practices.” Arctic Journal (Accepted: May 2018).

Leisha Strachan, Tara-Leigh McHugh and Courtney W. Mason. “Understanding Positive Youth Development in Sport Through the Voices of Indigenous Youth.” Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology (Accepted: April 2018).

Josephine Howitt** and Courtney W. Mason. “Ecotourism and Sustainable Rural Development in Pérez Zeledón, Costa Rica.” Journal of Rural and Community Development 13, 1 2018, 67-84.

Sonia Wesche, Michael A, Robidoux, Meagan Ann O’Hare** and Courtney W. Mason. “From the Ground Up: Building Indigenous Food Security in the Northwest Territories through Land-Based Programs.” Canadian Food Studies 3, 2 2016, 22-48.

Stephen Adams**, Courtney W. Mason and Michael A. Robidoux. “‘If You Don’t Want to Get Hurt, Don’t Play Hockey’: The Uneasy Efforts of Hockey Injury Prevention in Canada.” Sociology of Sport Journal 32, 3, 2015, 248-265.

Courtney W. Mason. “The Banff Indian Days Tourism Festivals.” Annals of Tourism Research 53, 2015, 77-95.

Recent Refereed Book Chapters

Courtney W. Mason and Michael A. Robidoux. “Food Security in Rural Canadian Indigenous Communities.” In. Michael A. Robidoux and Courtney W. Mason (eds.), A Land Not Forgotten: Indigenous Food Security and Land-Based Practices of Northern Ontario. (Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 2017, 1-15).

Desiree Streit** and Courtney W. Mason. “Traversing the Terrain of Land-Based Education and Health for First Nations Youth: Connecting Theory to Practical Program Development.” In. Michael A. Robidoux and Courtney W. Mason (eds.), A Land Not Forgotten: Indigenous Food Security and Land-Based Practices of Northern Ontario. (Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 2017, 85-123).

Courtney W. Mason and Michael A. Robidoux. “Restoring Local Food Systems: A Call to Action.” In. Michael A. Robidoux and Courtney W. Mason (eds.), A Land Not Forgotten: Indigenous Food Security and Land-Based Practices of Northern Ontario. (Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 2017, 146-157).

John Hull and Courtney W. Mason. “Understanding the Links Between Wellness and Indigenous Tourism in Western Canada: Critical Sites of Cultural Exchange.” In. Laszlo Puczko and Melanie Kay Smith (eds.), Handbook of Health Tourism. (London: Routledge, 2017, 220-252).