Research in Ku.oo (Community): Discussing Community Research Projects in Taku River Tlingit Territory
In this discussion, Louise describes the many community research initiatives she has been involved with as a Taku River Tlingiut community member and leader, including projects to document traditional land use, language and culture revitalization, land management, and education.
She shares her experience working in partnerships with academics and other Indigenous community members and advice for those who may wish to become involved in community research in the future.
Louise Gordon is a member of the Yanyeidí (Wolf) clan of the Taku River Tlingit First Nation. Born and raised in Atlin, BC, she is a dedicated community leader, former Spokesperson for her community, as well as the past Lands and Resources Director.
She has been involved in many community research projects throughout her career, including partnerships with Diana French (archaeologist) on traditional land use, Christine Schreyer (anthropologist) and Jon Corbett (geographer) on the Taku River Tlingit Place Names project, and working with doctoral student, Colleen Larson on her research on supporting Indigenous students’ sense of belonging.
Please join us and Louise Gordon in the Institute for Community Engaged Research (Arts 368) for a brief presentation, coffee, tea and an engaging, informal discussion. Starting a Conversation is a brown bag lunch series designed to allow more informal conversations with local and visiting scholars. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
1:00 to 2:00 pm