We acknowledge that we live and work on unceded Indigenous territories and we thank the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations for their hospitality.
Andrew Martindale is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at McMaster University. His current research investigates the nature and consequences of the contact relationship between Tsimshian and European people during the 18th-20th centuries. The research includes a comparison of data from documentary sources, archaeological sites, and indigenous oral traditions some of which will be published in upcoming volumes from UBC Press and International Monographs in Prehistory.
Steve Roe teaches English at Northern Lights College and is a co-editor of Designs for Disciplines: An Introduction to Academic Writing (Canadian Scholars' Press, 2003). Among the contributing authors, Raffaella Loro currently resides in northern British Columbia and is completing a double major in English and History. She intends to pursue a career in education and writing. Julie Hindbo is a surface land representative in northeastern British Columbia and northwestern Alberta. Julie works with First Nations and local communities to identify and mitigate land-use concerns associated with oil and gas development.
Nathan J. Young is a graduate student and Killam Predoctoral Fellow in the Department of Anthropology and Sociology at the University of British Columbia.
Hamar Foster teaches law and legal history at the University of Victoria. His research and writing has focussed on the legal history of the Canadian North and West, Aboriginal rights and title, and comparative United States/Canadian criminal law.
Alan Grove is a legal historian employed by the law firm of Woodward and Company. His research and writing has focussed on the legal history of the Pacific Northwest, the Yukon, and Aboriginal Rights and Title.
Gordon Gibson is Senior Fellow in Canadian Studies at the Fraser Institute, Vancouver. He writes on federalism, governance and aboriginal issues. His latest publication (as Editor and contributor) is "Fixing Canadian Democracy", Fraser Institute, 2003.
Jo-Anne Fiske earned her PhD in Anthropology at the University of British Columbia. She is currently Professor of Women's Studies and First Nations Studies at University of Northern British Columbia. For more than twenty years she has conducted research with First Nations in British Columbia addressing a range of questions regarding aboriginal rights, governance, gender relations, customary law and justice, and social policy. Her work appears in a number of academic journals including Atlantis, BC Studies, Culture, Ethnohistory, Feminist Studies, and the Journal of Legal Pluralism and Folk Law and in numerous anthologies. She is author of Cis Dideen Kat: When the Plumes Rise, The Way of the Lake Babine Nation.