- From paradigms to practices: Pursuing horizontal and long-term relationships with Indigenous Peoples for Archaeological Heritage Management
- Bill Angelbeck (author), Colin Grier (author)
- Despite paradigmatic statements arguing for a collaborative archaeology, little agreement exists concerning how it should be practiced. In our experience, the relationships between archaeologists and the communities we serve are multi-faceted, and often develop under significant constraints concerning project goals and methodologies. Recognizing this, here we focus on the nature of relationships on the ground between archaeologists and indigenous communities. We argue that two principles should guide our practices. First, archaeologists should pursue horizontal relationships with First Nations that build and expand egalitarian contexts within the otherwise hierarchical political structures of modern nation states. Second, it is through building long-term relationships with communities, and the negotiations these require, that horizontal relations can best be established. Both can help improve archaeological practice. We outline two cases of collaboration involving Coast Salish and Interior Salish groups to illustrate our approach.
- Salvage archaeology, First Nations (Canada), Indigenous peoples, Protection of cultural property, Community archaeology, Antiquities--Conservation and restoration, Antiquities--Canada
- What I learned about linguistic anthropology, Indigenous decolonization projects and Queer safe space from Deaf culture
- Jaime Yard (author)
Conference paper presented at the Canadian Anthropology Society Annual meeting, Santiago de Cuba (2018).
"My interest in Deaf Culture began a couple of years before the class. Douglas College, where I have a regular faculty appointment in the Department of Anthropology is also home to the largest and oldest Sign Language Interpreter training program in BC. As a result it is not uncommon to see people discussing in sign in the hallways, or to have sign language interpretation at college events, or even live interpretation as you teach (though transcription is more common). A happenstance reading of Andrew Solomon’s book "Far From the Tree" which addresses the gap between deaf children and their hearing parents spurred on my interest in Deaf Cultures and signed language peoples. I started to incorporate material on signed languages and Deaf Culture into my Intro Anthropology classes about three years ago. I positioned this material in our units on linguistic anthropology attempting holism with nods to biological, historical, and cultural influences on the composition of Deaf Cultures. Students were introduced to the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis —which, so far as I have read, is uncontested in Deaf Studies literature—and are asked to step outside the predominant audistic deafness-as-disability paradigm." -- Author.
- Deaf culture, Sign language, Linguistic Anthropology, Indigenous peoples, Decolonization