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Rose Point, Haida Gwaii

I am a cultural anthropologist working and researching in British Columbia, Canada. My topical interests are in the areas of ethnography, ethnohistory, and applied anthropology, particularly with First Nations communities. In 2007, I completed a PhD in the Department of Anthropology at the University of New Mexico, in Albuquerque, NM, USA.

I teach anthropology at the University of Guelph. My academic work involves the documentation of territoriality and the identification of rights of local Indigenous peoples to use land. It includes a reflexive effort to understand the attitudes and biases that underpin consulting anthropology projects such as traditional use studies. My book on hunting and history in northern British Columbia came out in October 2012, from the University of Toronto Press. And, I work as a consulting anthropologist on projects with First Nations communities related to land use planning, local and family history, and traditional knowledge.

Please use the links on the right side of the page to explore my website to find out more about my research and courses. If your interest is Aboriginal Rights and Title in British Columbia and Canada, take a look at my page of treaty and court case links.

I can be reached via email at my Guelph address.