Areas of Specialization

A summary about what I do: 

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International & Intercultural Communication

Intercultural communications involves the proficient ability to communicate in complex environments and situations while using an array media and communication materials, in addition to engaging with different audiences across numerous cultural settings.

Archival Research

Archival research includes locating and extracting evidence from original archival records. Performing systematic interpretation, evaluation and analysis of sources.

Indigenous Health and Healing

This includes looking at health and healing from a holistic perspective (mental, physical, emotional, spiritual, knowledge of traditional healing). This also includes understanding and addressing the ways in which settler colonialism (including mainstream culture and colonial policies) has impacted/ impacts the health of Aboriginal peoples.

Report Writing

Research and Evaluation

Socio-cultural Impact Assessment

Socio-cultural Impact Assessment includes the analysis of the premeditated and inadvertent social, cultural, and economic consequences of policies, industry, programs, plans, and projects. This also entails assessing, documenting, and reporting any change that are part of these consequences.

Traditional Use Studies

Focusing on traditional land uses and territorial boundaries by based on traditional knowledge. This includes using a wide range of methodologies including archival and historical research, oral histories, personal interviews and participatory research methods.  There is also emphasis that tradition or traditional is not static, it is very much dynamic.

Traditional Ecological Knowledge

TEK focuses on traditional knowledges regarding sustainability of local resources, placing emphasis the relationships between Nature and Culture.

Aboriginal Community Engagement

Ethnography 

Ethnography is a form of qualitative research and is an essential tool of anthropologists. The intent of ethnography is to provide comprehensive description usually based on participant-observation.