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Strengthening Kitselas First Nation's land claims

Strengthening Kitselas First Nation's land claims   For more than a decade I've had the great honor and privilege of working with Kitselas First Nation in Northern British Columbia. My doctoral supervisor, mentor, and friend, Dr. Derek Smith in.

Regional Nationalism or National Mobilization

Regional Nationalism or National Mobilization? A Brief Social History of the Development of Métis Political Organization in Canada, 1815-2011   This chapter builds on Joe Sawchuk’s substantial contributions to the field of M&eacu.

Framing Sustainable Housing Options

Framing Sustainable Housing Options in Canada’s North   This report was commissioned by the Conference Board of Canada’s Centre for the North. This original research contributes actionable insights into issues related to the affor.

Resisting Regulation

Resisting regulation: Conservation, control and controversy over Aboriginal land and resource rights in eastern Canada, 1880-1930   During the turn of the twentieth century, the land continued to provide the practical, historical, and spirit.

Critical Reflections on (Post)colonial Geographies

Critical Reflections on (Post)colonial Geographies   This paper I examine the tensions between mapping as a practice of nation building and the practice of applied anthropology and “counter-mapping” in Canada during the early 20th .

Building On Our Strengths: Métis, First Nation and Inuit Youth Wellness in Canada’s North

Building On Our Strengths: Métis, First Nation and Inuit Youth Wellness in Canada’s North   January 2014 — This report was commissioned by the Conference Board of Canada’s Centre for the North.  This origina.

Innovative Eco-Housing Design in Canada's High Arctic

Innovative Eco-Housing Design in Canada's High Arctic   Canada's newest Territory, Nunavut has some of the most serious housing issues in Canada. Consider these statistics compiled by the Nunavut Housing Corporation (NHC): public housing makes .

Mobile Learning and Indigenous Education in Canada

Mobile Learning and Indigenous Education in Canada: A Synthesis of New Ways of Learning   One of the areas of research I am really interested in right now is the intersection between education and technology and especially in the possibilities .

Mobile Learning and Indigenous Education in Canada: A Synthesis of New Ways of Learning

Mobile Learning and Indigenous Education in Canada: A Synthesis of New Ways of Learning   This article explores how  M-Learning holds great potential for supporting the positive educational outcomes of underserved Indigenous communities in.

Video: A conversation with Dr. Nicole Bourget about applied interdisciplinary research

Video: A conversation with Dr. Nicole Bourget about applied interdisciplinary research at Royal Roads University via Google Glass As a professional researcher Siomonn applies his background and training as an interdisciplinary scholar in leading .

Applied Interdisciplinarity and the Scholar Practitioner: Narratives of Social Change

Applied Interdisciplinarity and the Scholar-Practitioner: Narratives of Social Change   This book project will highlight the writings of the first eight graduates of the Doctor of Social Sciences (DSocSci) program at Royal Roads University.

The transition from discipline-based scholarship to interdisciplinarity: Implications for faculty

The transition from discipline-based scholarship to interdisciplinarity: Implications for faculty   The Doctor of Social Sciences (DSocSci) program at Royal Roads University, Victoria, British Columbia (BC), Canada, is now in its sixth ye.

Pipeline Politics and Indigenous Engagement: What We Can Learn from the 1970s

Pipeline Politics and Indigenous Engagement: What did we learn from the 1970s? Almost forty years later, the practical conclusions of Justice Thomas Berger’s 1977 Mackenzie Valley Pipeline Inquiry are increasingly relevant to current and heate.

Exploring the Possibilities of Corporate-Indigenous Relations as a Strategy for Decolonization

Exploring the Possibilities of Corporate-Indigenous Relations as a Strategy for Decolonization and Reconciliation The resource sector is uniquely dependent on positive relationships with northern Indigenous communities. And the corporate.

Responsible Resource Development Indigenous Rights

Responsible Resource Development, Indigenous Rights and Social Engagement: A Synthesis of Knowledge    This report provides a synthesis of existing research knowledge relating to “social licensing” and corporate-Indigenous re.

Balancing Act: Major Resource Projects in Canada’s North

Balancing Act: Major Resource Projects in Canada’s North  Strong global demand for commodities, including gold, silver, copper, zinc, and diamonds, provides a unique opportunity for Canada’s North to stimulate development and expand.

Striking a Balance

Striking a Balance: The impacts of major projects in the North   This report was commissioned by the Conference Board of Canada’s Centre for the North and reviews how stakeholders are trying to maximize the economic benefits of major na.

Podcast: Aboriginal People and Resource Conflicts in Canada

Podcast: Aboriginal People and Resource Conflicts in Canada   In this archival podcast, Dr. Sean Kheraj, Associate professor in the Department of History at York University, explores  a case study of resource conflict in the Temagami .

Video: Overview of Doctoral Seminar in Applied Qualitative Social Scientific Methods

Video: Overview of Doctoral Seminar in Applied Qualitative Social Scientific Methods     This course engages the doctoral student with a range of current qualitative data collection, display and analysis methods, and overviews basic quant.

Video: Overview of Doctoral Seminar in the Epistemology of Applied Social Sciences

Overview of Doctoral Seminar in the Epistemology of Applied Social Sciences   The main objectives of this course are to foster the identification and critical examination of underlying assumptions about social reality and knowledge embedded in.

Video: Overview of Doctoral Seminal in Social Science Theory and the Globalized World

Video: Overview of Doctoral Seminar in Social Science Theory and the Globalized World   This doctoral seminar is one of the 6 core courses in the Doctor of Social Sciences program at Royal Roads University. It reviews the development of theorie.

Video: Siomonn talks about his approach to research

Siomonn Pulla discusses his approach to collaborative research as a scholar-practitioner.  

A Redirection in Neo-Evolutionism

A Redirection in Neo-Evolutionism?: A Retrospective Analysis of the Algonquin Family Hunting Territories Debate   This article explores the intellectual networks and debates within anthropology that maintained considerable influence on the pr.

Raven’s Key: A Novel

Raven’s Key: A Novel My first e-novel is a fast-paced quirky new-age adventure story with a most unlikely cast of characters. An ancient Sumerian King has hired a shape shifting Raven to steal sacred objects from museum's around the world. .

Tarantella: A Love Story

Tarantella: A Love Story Two men, one woman, and an ancient and dangerous Italian tradition. The strong bond between First Class Italian Air Force Mechanic, Marco Delgobo, and Canadian Private Peter McMillan, is tested by the power of love and th.

A Quiet Sanctuary: A Collection of Poems

A Quiet Sanctuary: A Collection of Poems This collection of thirty-two poems represents over twenty years of writing. Much of my early poetry is about love and the natural world; and as I’ve aged my poems continue to be about love and the nat.

Old Routes

Old Routes   Send meto a deep grey sky,and let me wanderamongst birch and poplaron silent shores. I like to contemplatethe essenceof falling snow;those intricate patternsin a complex fieldof fluid shapesand shining embers. I`ll continuealo.

Shadows On a Distant Highway

Shadows On a Distant  Highway   In black spruce countrydreaming of snowswirling throughthis passing landscape of thoughtand fragmentsof rivers past. I’m a strangerjourneying with theseshifting emotions,swimming in reservoirsof v.

My Dear Friend

My Dear Friend   We met somewhere between time and love; my heart ached every time I looked into your dark eyes, full of pain and sadness. There was a joy, a spark of hope, a connection across the room of  time and adventure, of  .

Bits of Animal

Bits of Animal     Last nightI pulleda smalljaw-boneout of mymouth,bits of animalspeakingin pieces. A carved awlof caribou antlerdreamingthroughmy mouth,as if itwas tryingtostichthesefragments ofbeing back together. The toothofan otter.

Smile my Son

Smile my Son   Smile my son. Feel the embrace of silence guide your heart and ease your pain, the suffering of memories past. In love we move forward, like a wave upon the sand, erasing the smudges of time’s last breath. If we sit he.

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