Research

Prof. Dave Close Identifies Evolutionary Link

Prof. Dave Close Identifies Evolutionary Link

Dr Dave Close began thinking about lamprey because it was a declining traditional food stock for his community, the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation in Oregon. But recently, his work on steroid stress indicators, identified an important link in evolutionary history.

Undergraduate Research Examines Class Discussions

Undergraduate Research Examines Class Discussions

Dara Kelly remembers the day when a fellow student asked why aboriginal people were “so screwed up” in a class discussion. Her and other students’ experiences led to an innovative student project . . .

Phd Student Studies the Effects of Hydroelectric Development

Phd Student Studies the Effects of Hydroelectric Development

Anishinaabe grad student Brittany Luby’s PhD. work centres on the history of hydro developments in Ontario in the 1950s and their effects on First Nations. [video]

Photo credit: Linc Kesler, 2005

Research practicum puts fashion in focus

As a child, Charlene Smoke often played school or teacher. In a recent interview, she explains that despite not graduating from high school, she “dreamed of being…”

Safeguarding the Keys to Knowledge

Safeguarding the Keys to Knowledge

If indigenous languages disappear so, too, will invaluable knowledge about our environment and sustainable ways of life, warns Lester-Irrabina Rigney…

Connecting Traditional Knowledge and Fisheries Science

Connecting Traditional Knowledge and Fisheries Science

The First Nations House of Learning welcomes Dr. David Close from the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation in northeast Oregon. He will serve as the Distinguished Science Professor of Aboriginal Fisheries in Fisheries and Zoology.