Co-researchers and Collaborators

Jennifer Kramer

Jennifer Kramer (PhD, Columbia University, 2003) holds a joint position at the University of British Columbia as Associate Professor in anthropology and Curator, Pacific Northwest at the Museum of Anthropology. Her research focuses on Northwest Coast first nations visual culture and its relationships to aesthetic worth, commodification, repatriation, tourism, legal frameworks, and museums. Her publications include: Lire plus / Read more

Peter Decontie

Elder Peter Decontie is the husband of Yvette, father of four, grandfather of seven and great-grandfather of one. He is the sacred fire keeper for the Algonquin nation of Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg. When Quebec provincial law prevented him from being able to access traditional Algonquin territory, he resisted by arguing for Algonquin rights, and, along Lire plus / Read more

Dan Decontie

Dan Decontie was born in Kitigan Zibi, where he still lives today. He learned about the traditional ways as they were transmitted to him by his family, and especially by his father, Peter Decontie. He completed two certificate programmes at the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (UQAC), one in intervention among native youth, and the Lire plus / Read more

Bibiane Courtois

Bibiane Courtois is a member of the Ilnu community at Mashteuiatsh. She has a big heart, a talent for organisation, and has worked tirelessly for native rights. At the time Bill C-31 was being studied, she was president of Quebec Native Women Inc. She has studied and worked in community health and services, within and Lire plus / Read more

Maude Connolly

Maude Connolly is an artist and artisan member of the Pekuakamiulnuatsh community at Mashteuiatsh. Her preferred mediums are beading and painting in water colours and acrylics, and her work is inspired by her culture and its oral and visual traditions. After living in Montréal, where among other things she worked in the sequin industry, she Lire plus / Read more

Bernard Connolly

Bernard Connolly is an artisan in the Pekuakamiulnuatsh community at Mashteuiatsh who has kept close contact with his culture and its traditions. Before being injured in a terrible accident that had serious consequences for his family, he spent more than six months each year living on his territory’s land with his wife. He makes snowshoes Lire plus / Read more

Miriam Clavir

Miriam Clavir received her B.A. (Hon.) in anthropology from the University of Toronto, a master’s of art conservation from Queen’s University and a doctorate from the University of Leicester, Department of Museum Studies. She has worked as a conservator of collections at the Royal Ontario Museum, for Parks Canada, and from 1980 to 2004 was Lire plus / Read more