Robert Alexander Innes is a Plains Cree, Saulteaux, and Métis member of Cowessess First Nation and an associate professor in the Department of Indigenous Studies at the University of Saskatchewan. He completed his PhD at the University of Arizona in the American Indian Studies Program in 2007. Prior to his appointment at Saskatchewan, Robert was the Pre-Doctoral Fellow in the American Indian Studies Program at Michigan State University. He completed his M.A. at the University of Saskatchewan in Native Studies. The title of his thesis was "The Socio-Political Influence of the Second World War Saskatchewan Aboriginal Veterans, 1945-1960." In 2013, the University of Manitoba press published his first book, Elder Brother and the Law of the People: Contemporary Kinship and Cowessess First Nation. In 2015, he and Kim Anderson co-edited Indigenous Men and Masculinities: Legacies, Identities, Regeneration, (also published by the University of Manitoba Press).