Research

On April 7, 2015 I participated in an author panel discussion called “Writing about First Nations” as part of the Association of Book Publishers of British Columbia’s Read Local BC campaign. I am an associate professor in the department of anthropology and one of the...

Birch-bark basketry is a fascinating cultural practice! Prior to my research of MOA’s collection, I didn’t realize the high level of skill and ingenuity that birch-bark basketry demands. This practice developed from Indigenous peoples who saw the potential in birch-bark to create practical and aesthetically...