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Finegan, Chance

  • BS, Natural Resources Management: Park and Recreation Administration, University of Tennessee, 2012
  • Master of Public Policy, University of Northern Iowa, 2014


Program

Protected Areas, Indigenous Peoples, and Reconciliation in the United States

Year Entered: 2015

Comprehensive Areas

  • Co-Management and Traditional Knowledge in National Parks
  • Protected Areas, Indigenous Peoples, and Reconciliation.

Advisory Comittee

  • Dr. Deborah McGregor
  • Dr. Paul Wilkinson
  • Dr. Ravi de Costa

Publications

Publications

Sole Author Journal Articles

2018    “The Interpreter as Researcher: Ethical Heritage Interpretation in Indigenous Contexts.”  Journal of Heritage Tourism. Invited paper, accepted, and in press.

2018    “Reflection, Acknowledgement, and Justice: A Framework for Indigenous-Protected Area Reconciliation.” International Indigenous Policy Journal 9, no. 4. Accepted and in press.

2015    “The Alaska Lands Controversy: A Fight Bigger than the Last Frontier.” The George Wright Society Forum 32, no. 3.

 

Co-Authored Journal Articles

2017    Weigel, P., Ullrich, F., Finegan, C., & Ward, M. “Rural Bypass for Elective Surgeries” Journal of Rural Health, 33, no. 2 (epub in 2015 ahead of print).

 

Manuscript in Review

Finegan, C. “Undergraduate Curricula in the USA, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia: Are We Missing the Mark on Indigenous Peoples and Parks?”  

 

Manuscript in Preparation

Finegan, C. “Indigenous/Settler Reconciliation in Protected Areas: Two Cases from the USA” Submission expected 03/2019..

 

Grey/Industry Literature

2015    Finegan, C., Ullrich, F., & Mueller, K. “Rural Policy Brief #2015-9: Rural Medicare Advantage Enrollment Updates.” Iowa City: Rural Policy Research Institute Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis.

2015    Weigel, P., Finegan, C., & Richgels, J. 2015. “Accountable Care Communities in Rural Areas: Laying the Groundwork in Humboldt County, California.” Iowa City: Rural Policy Research Institute Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis.

2013    Finegan, C. "Chapter 11: Stormwater" in The Economic Impact of Des Moines Parks & Recreation Services. Report prepared for the City of Des Moines. Edited by Kristine Fleming, Wade Kooiman, Oksana Grybovych, Jill Lankford, Brian Gedlinske, and Sam Lankford. Cedar Falls, Iowa: University of Northern Iowa.

Professional Experience

  • Research Associate, College of Public Health, University of Iowa, 12/2014-08/2015.
  • Soil Conservation Aide, Black Hawk Soil & Water Conservation District, 05/2013-05/2014
  • United States National Park Ranger, Ozark National Scenic Riverways (ONSR), 05-08/2011
  • United States National Park Guide, ONSR, 05-10/2010
  • United States National Park Guide, Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area, 05-08/2008

Teaching Experience

  • Course Director/Instructor of Record, National Parks and Indigenous Peoples, York University, Winter 2018
  • Teaching Assistant, Foundations of Environmental Management, York University, Fall 2015 and Fall 2016
  • Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Soil Science, University of Tennessee at Martin, Spring 2011 and AY11/12

Research Assistantship

  • York University, Winter 2016
  • New Iowans Center, University of Northern Iowa, 2012/13 and 2013/14 AYs.

Conference Organization

2017    Finegan, C., Green, C., McGregor, D., & Reimerson, E. Indigenous Nations and Parks: Moving Forward in Good Relations.  International Symposium on Society and Resource Management, Umeå, Sweden. [Organized panel]

 

2017    Finegan, C., & Reimerson, E. Working group co-conveners, Challenges of Conservation: Collaboration, Conflict, Knowledge, and Equity.  13th Nordic Environmental Social Science ConferenceTampere, Finland. [Organized panel]

Poster Presentations

2017    Protected Areas: Laboratories of Settler-Indigenous Reconciliation. International Symposium on Society and Resource Management, Umeå, Sweden.

 

2017    Protected Areas: Laboratories of Settler-Indigenous Reconciliation. 2017 George Wright Society Conference on Parks, Protected Areas, and Cultural Sites, Norfolk, USA.

Paper Presentations

Paper Presentations

2018    Reflection, acknowledgement, and justice: A framework for Indigenous-protected area reconciliation. XI Centre for Integrative Anti-Racism Studies Decolonizing Conference, Toronto, Canada.

 

2018    Reflection, acknowledgement, and justice: A framework for Indigenous-protected area reconciliation. 2018 Centre for Applied Science in Ontario Protected Areas Conference, Markham, Ontario, Canada.

 

2018    Reflection, Acknowledgement, and Justice: A Framework for Indigenous-Protected Area Reconciliation. Communities, Conservation, and Livelihoods, Halifax, Canada.

 

2018    Reflection, Acknowledgement, and Justice: A Framework for Indigenous-Protected Area Reconciliation. 39th American Indian Workshop, Ghent, Belgium.

 

2017    The Interpreter as Researcher: Ethical Heritage Interpretation in Indigenous Contexts.  13th Nordic Environmental Social Science Conference, Tampere, Finland.

 

2017    Undergraduate Park Management Education: Missing the Mark on Indigeneity? 2017 George Wright Society Conference on Parks, Protected Areas, and Cultural Sites, Norfolk, USA.

 

2016    De-Colonizing Parks: Indigenous Co-Management Activities in Canada and the United States. International Symposium on Society and Resource Management, Houghton, Michigan.

 

2016    De-Colonizing Parks: Indigenous Co-Management Activities in Canada and the United States. 8th World Ranger Congress, Estes Park, Colorado, USA.

 

2014    The Alaska Lands Controversy: America’s ‘Last Great First Chance’ in Land Conservation and Native American Relations. College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Conference, Cedar Falls, Iowa, USA

 

2014    The Alaska Lands Controversy: America’s ‘Last Great First Chance’ in Land Conservation and Native American Relations. Graduate Student Symposium, Cedar Falls, Iowa, USA.

 

2014    The Alaska Lands Controversy: America’s ‘Last Great First Chance’ in Land Conservation and Native American Relations. Missouri Valley History Conference, Omaha, USA.

 

2011.   Y-Visit: Generation Y Visits Your Site. National Association for Interpretation National Workshop, Saint Paul, USA.

 

Panelist

2011. Smartt, P., Finegan, C., & Thompson, H. Generational Perspectives.  National Association for Interpretation National Workshop, Saint Paul.

University Service

  • Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University, 09/2015-Present
  • Canada 150 Chair in Indigenous Climate Justice Search Committee,  Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University

Awards

  • Faculty of Environmental Studies Graduate Research Award, Fall 2017
  • Ontario Trillium Scholarship, Fall 2015-Spring 2019
  • High Pass, Master of Public Policy Comprehensive Examination, May 2014
  • National Association for Interpetation Award for Outstanding Service to Region 3, February 2012.