Bryan Cummins is a cultural anthropologist who conducts research among Canadian First Nations, particularly in the Eastern Subarctic. His education consists of a BA (Honours) in history and anthropology from Trent University, an MA in education from Concordia University and an MA and Ph.D. in anthropology from McMaster University. He has taught at Trent University, McMaster University, the University of Western Ontario, Memorial University of Newfoundland and the University of Guelph.
Cummins has worked with the Algonquin of Ontario and Quebec and with the Cree of Ontario. Among the dozen books he has authored or co-authored are Full Circle: Canada's First Nations (2001) (with John Steckley), First Nations, First Dogs: Canadian Aboriginal Ethnocynology (2002), Colonel Richardson's Airedales: The Making of the British War Dog School, 1900-1918 (2003) and "Only God Can Own the Land": The Attawapiskat Cree (2004). He is the producer/director/writer of Attawapiskat Goose Hunt, an ethnographic film about the Attawapiskat Cree. The film has aired on The Aboriginal Peoples Television Network.