By Richard Allan Rajala
In This Issue
By Tracy Stobbe
By Kamala Elizabeth Nayar
By Megan Davies
Megan J. Davies is an Associate Professor at York University and a BC historian with research interests and publications in madness, marginal and alternative health practices, old age, rural medicine, and social welfare. She is currently engaging in curating the After the Asylum webpages and was executive producer and collective member on the documentary project, “The Inmates Are Running the Asylum: Stories from mpa.”
‘Liyaa’mlaxha is member of Lax Kw’alaams (Port Simpson) of the Tsimshian nation.
Kamala Elizabeth Nayar (PhD, Asian Religions, McGill Uni- versity), is Professor of Asian Studies at Kwantlen Polytechnic Uni- versity, British Columbia. She specializes in Indian religions, South Asian diaspora, and Canadian ethnic studies, with her most recent book on The Punjabis in British Columbia: Location, Labour, First Nations, and Multiculturalism (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2012).
Richard A. Rajala teaches history at the University of Victoria. His most recent BC Studies article, “‘Streams Being Ruined from a Salmon Producing Standpoint’: Clearcutting, Fish Habitat, and Forest Regu- lation in British Columbia, 1900-45,” (no. 176, Winter 2012/13) won the Forest History Society’s 2013 Theodore C. Blegen Award.
Robin Ridington has worked with the Dane-zaa First Nations since 1964. In addition to four books about the Dane-zaa (two in collabo- ration with Jillian Ridington), and a book about the Sacred Pole of the Omaha Tribe (a nalist for the 1998 Victor Turner Prize), he has written numerous scholarly articles on topics that include cultural ecology, anthropological poetics, First Nations literature, and the cultures of northern hunting peoples. Where Happiness Dwells: A History of the Dane-zaa First Nations received the K.D. Srivastava Prize in 2013 and honourable mention for the Canadian Aboriginal History Book Prize in 2014.
Tracy Stobbe is an Associate Professor in the School of Business at Trinity Western University. She holds a PhD in economics from the University of Victoria. Her research focuses on agricultural land and issues at the urban-rural fringe.