Victoria, Bc Canada
I'm committed to innovative strategic research grounded in social responsibility, with the potential to be applied around the world. My primary focus is on participatory and collaborative research, Corporate-Indigenous relations, and alternative learning systems. I'm especially passionate about supporting Indigenous peoples' access to adequate and appropriate tools for learning. An important aspect of my current research is the emerging intersections between technology and educational programming, especially in the delivery of curriculum and programs to remote, rural, and under-developed communities.
I am also an expert in the field of traditional and contemporary Aboriginal land use and occupancy. My goal is to support long-term and meaningful partnerships between Indigenous peoples, the corporate sector, and government regimes in pursuit of sustainable major resource development projects.
I have extensive experience leading complex research projects in support of comprehensive land claims, major resource and heavy industry clients, and the public sector. I also specializes in applied and collaborative anthropology, strategic policy work, stakeholder engagement, and developing, implementing, and managing complex research portfolios.
I am also a creative writer; I have published two novels and one collection of poetry.
My life purpose is to engage and inspire people to create change.
Specialities: Interdisciplinary teaching and research with an emphasis on the broad areas of Indigenous issues, Corporate Aboriginal relations, collaborative and participatory research, e-learning, Canadian studies, human rights, governance, collaborative and legal anthropology, advocacy and applied anthropology and colonial and post-colonial studies.