Royal Roads professor in Northern B.C.
Royal Roads professor of interdisciplinary studies, Dr. Siomonn Pulla, was invited by Kitselas First Nation to spend time in their community in Northern B.C. to provide his research expertise. He writes:
I have been working with Kitselas First Nation since 2001 in support of their treaty negotiations with the Federal and Provincial governments. Most recently I was invited by Kitselas First Nation to spend time in their community to provide my expertise as a scholar-practitioner to conduct traditional land use and occupancy research. Working together with a Kitselas Elder and two other researchers, I spent 9 days in Kitselas territory conducting interviews and site visits in support of the research needs indentified by Kitselas First Nation. This research is helping to fill in the gaps of exisiting research conducted by Kitselas over the last three decades; and will be used to promote high quality planning and management of resources on Kitselas traditional territory and to support Kitselas title, rights, jurisdiction and interests. This information will also provide education resources for Kitselas community members that speak to Kitselas history, and traditional uses of the land.
Check out my photo blog of the research.