I am interested in land and territoriality of Indigenous peoples in British Columbia and Canada. This extends to an interest in the importance of hunting and the challenges of accessing hunting and fishing locations. I investigate these interest through the oral traditions – old and new stories of life on the land. I conduct my work with an eye to understanding the cultural values encoded in stories particularly where sustenance activities are concerned.
My current research and writing projects include:
The Splatsin Ethnohistory of the Arrow Lakes Region of southern British Columbia
The Historical and Contemporary Alienation of Splatsin Peoples from the Columbia River
Indigenous Knowledge of Water and Wind
Tahltan Wage Work and Guiding