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First Issue: Canadian Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences is Live

Open access is a hot topic for academics. Recently, SavageMinds has raised questions about the ethical use of pdfs. Jason Baird Jackson has pleaded passionately (and frequently) for more open access books and journals. And, Quentin Mackie has reminded us of the utility of a great regional journal like BC Studies, which has recently open […]

Skwxwū7mesh Liĺwat7ul Cultural Centre

“Through the tour, workshops, film, and hearing the Skwxwū7mesh language I was left with the sense that the Squamish and Lilwat peoples and their cultures are vibrant and thriving.” The Skwxwū7mesh Liĺwat7ul Cultural Centre (Squamish Lilwat Cultural Centre) in Whistler is a fantastic culmination to the Sea-to-sky Cultural Journey (related post). I arrived at the […]

Sea-to-Sky Cultural Journey

“The highway signs look official and authentic and, as such, present the Skwxwū7mesh (Squamish) and/or Liĺwat7ul (Lilwat) languages on equal footing with English all along the route.” Inspired by Quentin Mackie’s recent blog post, rave reviews from friends of the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre, and several recent drives to Whistler, I set out to explore […]

Canadian Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences

Douglas College and its Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences are pleased to announce the launch of an online journal. Called the Canadian Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, this journal represents a new form of academic publication and discourse. We seek articles that promote multidisciplinary debate about issues across the humanities and social sciences. […]

Joys of Twitter

I’ve been twittering for about a month now. I like it a lot more than I imagined I would. Here’s why: Twitter is much more intimate than blogging Twitter is more immediate than blogging, particularly in feedback and continuing conversation It is like IMing without knowing that someone is listening — but lots of people […]

PBS Series on Native American History Airs April 13

Update: All episodes of We Shall Remain are available on the web. PBS will begin airing We Shall Remain, a five part series on Native American history on April 13. It is showing in Vancouver on Detroit PBS (Shaw channel 43) at 6p. We Shall Remain is part of PBS’ American Experience series. From the […]

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

GPS Tools

On the heels of my less-than-well-researched post about a free topographical map site — Ed pointed out how to get scanned versions of Canadian National Topographic Series (NTS) maps in the comments — let me point you to a terrific site for uploading GPS tracks and logs and plotting those tracks against all sorts of […]

Free Printable Topo Maps

Update: In the comments, Ed gives the links to the government of Canada’s scans of the Canadian National Topographic Series maps. The links allow downloads of the maps sheets at 1:250 and 1:50 scales. Thanks Ed! ‘Free Printable Topo Maps‘ offers topographical maps of Canada and the United States for, believe it or not, printing. […]