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Category Archives: Anth Subfields

Capilano U Archaeology Field School

I had the pleasure of visiting the Capilano University Archaeology Field School at one of their sites in the Seymour watershed (North Vancouver) this morning. In its twelfth year, and always under the direction of Bob Muckle, the Field School is unearthing a Japanese history in the forests of Vancouver’s north shore. The site is […]

‘Finding Our Talk’ Season 3 on APTN

Aboriginal Peoples’ Television Network (APTN) will begin airing Finding Our Talk Season 3 on April 1, 2009. From the release: Finding Our Talk 3 is a continuing documentary series of 13 half hour episodes produced by Mushkeg Media Inc. that looks at the state of Aboriginal languages both within Canada and the boarder indigenous world. […]

100 Anthropology Blogs

OnlineUniversities.com has published a list of 100 anthropology blogs. It’s a neat list and a great resource.

Chehalis Sacred Sites Protected Under New Agreement

I love reading about agreements between First Nations and government which are designed to protect sacred sites. In the case of an agreement between the Chehalis (Coast Salish; Fraser Valley) and the BC government, the sacred area contains archaeological components — but spirituality, heritage, tradition, and history are also integral to this cultural landscape and […]

Tahltan Language Annotated Bibliography

John Alderete (SFU Linguistics) and I have published an annotated bibliography of Tahltan language materials in the open access Northwest Journal of Linguistics. Abstract: This bibliography lists and summarizes materials on the Tahltan language, including linguistic and anthropological research papers, dictionaries, collections of stories, and teaching materials. We hope that the bibliography will give language […]

Living Relatives of Kwaday Dan Ts’inchi Found

This story fascinates me — both for reasons of human interest and aboriginal rights. DNA testing has identified seventeen living relatives of an aboriginal hunter who died perhaps three hundred years ago. His remains were frozen in glacial ice in northern BC in the territory of the Champagne-Aishihik First Nations (Athapaskan). The seventeen people connected […]

Labels for Years, Again

My question about the pronunciation of labels for years in this decade continues to produce discussion. Now, I have audio grist for the mill. The following audio clip is from CKNW Radio (980am) in Vancouver. This morning, financial analyst Michael Levy was discussing the collapse of asset-backed commercial paper investments in Canada. During the conversation […]

John Hawks Reviews 10,000BC

Sure, his review* of 10,000BC is making the rounds … but it is utterly fantastic. Update: The Globe and Mail says this about the film: The story is set among an improbable mountainous tribe of Caucasian/Rastafarian/native North American mammoth hunters, who resemble nightclubbing Calvin Klein models who speak in slightly accented formal English. So formal […]

Dude

The new Bud Light commercial has me thinking again about Scott Kiesling’s dude research. Dude, the commercial is too funny!

Heritage Act at Centre of Continuing Klappan Dispute

Dogwood Initiative details the latest round in the efforts of Shell to rebuild a road into the Klappan and the efforts of the Klabona Keepers’ to use all means possible to protect Tahltan cultural resources. The BC Heritage Conservation Act — and the provision that archaeological sites are protected as long as they are older […]