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Emanuel Lowi, MSc

Part-Time Faculty, School of Community and Public Affairs


Emanuel Lowi is a Montreal-born writer, journalist, photographer and teacher.

Emanuel earned a BA in English and Politics at Brandeis University, a degree in Education from McGill University and an MSc from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York City.

His work as a journalist focuses on First Peoples in Quebec and in Canada -- especially the Inuit of Nunavik and the Cree of Eeyou Istchee -- as well as on the Middle East, where Emanuel has lived with Bedouin in the Sinai, Syria, Jordan and in Yemen.

Emanuel has worked for National Geographic magazine, for CBC Radio and for the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) National News. His articles have been published in Canada in numerous magazines and newspapers.

He teaches currently in Concordia’s First Peoples Studies program, at Concordia Continuing Education and at Nunavik Sivunitsavut.


Emanuel Lowi is a activist veteran of Indigenous rights struggles, politics and news media for more than 40 years. He has been employed by Indigenous organizations including the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), the National Aboriginal Health Organization (NAHO), Projets Autochtones du Québec (PAQ), Makivik Corporation, Ilagiisaq (Fédération des coopératives du Nouveau-Québec), Avataq Cultural Institute and by Kativik Ilisarniliriniq.

Emanuel Lowi is a PhD student in Concordia University's Individualized (INDI) Program.

Teaching activities

FPST 201 Introduction to First Peoples Studies

FPST 211 Algonquian Peoples

FPST 212 Inuit Peoples

CEJN 126 Travel Writing

Research activities

Indigenous cultures and knowledges, issues in contemporary First Nations and Inuit life, contemporary Indigenous politics, Indigenous-Settler relations, Indigenous land rights and self-government, Indigenous resistance, journalistic media practices, intercultural communication.


Published by:

Le Monde Diplomatique, Le Devoir, Auf Einen Blick, Asiaweek, Haaretz, Jerusalem Report, Reader’s Digest, Family Circle, Wine Spectator, Canadian Geographic, Equinox,The Globe and Mail, National Post, Ottawa Citizen, Vancouver Sun, Regina Leader-Post, Winnipeg Free Press, The Gazette, The Mirror, The Nation, Windspeaker, Nunatsiaq News, Above & Beyond, Now, Canadian Press and Canwest wire services

Broadcast on:

CBC/Radio-Canada: Morningside, Sunday Morning, This Morning, Ideas, Cross Country Checkup, Now the Details, Daybreak, Radio Noon, Open House, Commentary, Infotape, Boréal Hebdo

APTN National News (Aboriginal Peoples Television Network)

Emanuel Lowi is also a published poet:



  21st Inuit Studies Conference, speaker, Montreal, Quebec

  Winner, Russell I. Elman Award, for the most deserving Canadian journalism student at Columbia University

  Winner, Government of Sweden journalism fellowship, for reporting on Indigenous Sámi politics

  Winner, Michener Award for Journalism, for “A l'heure de choix” published by Le Devoir (contributor)

  Nominated,The National Magazine Awards (Canada), Best Cover Photograph





Emanuel Lowi's family members are Inuit, Jewish, Muslim and Christian.

He is a voting member of Projets Autochtones du Québec.

Emanuel Lowi serves as personal photographer to the 14thDalai Lama of Tibet at events sponsored by the Prajna Upadesa Foundation.

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