A 1976 Comic on Stó:lō Land Claims

Last month, Stacy Nation-Knapper, a member of the editorial board for the Champlain Society's publication Findings/Trouvailles and a PhD candidate in History at York, asked if I would contribute something to Findings/Trouvailles. It is an exciting new online publication geared at exploring unexpected research finds. I've contributed the essay for March, a short discussion on... Continue Reading →

THEN/HiER blog: Interview with Terry Point

Last month, Musqueam curator Terry Point gave an address to the THEN/HiER conference at the Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver, focusing on how collaborative museum work can be improved when we remember our teachings. In Hun'qumi'num, the language spoken by Musqueam people, the phrase "xʷəńiwən ce:p kʷθəθ nəὠeyəɬ" means "remember your teachings." Point shared with... Continue Reading →

Indigenous Teacups, Inbetween

Lisa Truong and I have been working on a research project on some intriguing and enigmatic objects: teacups woven or carved by Indigenous artists during the mid-twentieth century. We've presented this research at various stages at three different conferences: a focused symposium on Inbetweenness in London, England this past March; at the Canadian Historical Association... Continue Reading →

THEN/HiER blog: Tl’o Tem Wiyothtset

This week for THEN/HiER I wrote a piece about a really exciting project that Laura Wee Lay Laq began a few years ago. Wee Lay Laq reconfigured the conventional advertising billboard into a way to display information on the history, language, and landscape of the Stó:lõ people. She also teaches Halq'eméylem language at the University... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Museum Pieces

Ruth Phillips' 2011 book Museum Pieces: Towards the Indigenization of Canadian Museums presents the argument that during the latter half of the twentieth century, museum work practices have become indigenized; that is to say, that moments of rupture and of harmony between Indigenous peoples and museum workers have resulted in the co-creation of a new... Continue Reading →

Qualicum History

Earlier in February, I attended the Qualicum History Conference with no plans of presenting, which meant I got to devote all of my energy towards hearing some really exciting papers from up-and-coming historians. Plus, along with three other budding historians, I wrote some blog posts for Canada's History about the new research being presented there.... Continue Reading →

THEN/HiER blog #4

My most recent post for THEN/HiER is on Idle No More. I gather together some fantastic things other people have written about the movement, and attempt to incite you to read them all. (Self-)education for decolonization! Image by Aaron Paquette (www.aaronpaquette.net)

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