Firelight researchers to present at the Society for Applied Anthropology Conference in Vancouver

Firelight Group researchers Jonaki Bhattacharyya and Molly Malone and Firelight Director Craig Candler will be presenting this week at the Society for Applied Anthropology’s Intersections conference in Vancouver. Drawing on their work with Firelight, their presentations will touch on a number of topics ranging from the role of anthropologists in reconciliation, protecting rights through tribal parks, and what protecting rights means in different contexts.  Craig Candler is also participating in an expert panel to discuss how anthropologists have supported the recognition of indigenous rights.

Read on for more information. The full conference schedule and abstracts for each of the talks is available here. You can also get in touch with Craig Candler Firelight Director and Traditional Knowledge and Use Studies Co-Lead.

Expertise and Professional Responsibility in an Age of Reconciliation

Craig Candler, March 31st, 12:00-13:20

Indigenous Cultural Values and Protected Areas: Developing a Management Plan for the Tsilhqot’in Dasiqox Tribal Park

Jonaki Bhattacharyya, April 1st, 15:30-17:20

Contemporary Practice in the Anthropology of Indigenous Rights: A Panel Discussion

Organizer and Moderator: Brian Thom, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Anthropology, UVic, April 1st, 12:00-13:20

Along with a number of other experts, Craig Candler will be participating in this panel that brings engaged and practicing anthropologists together to reflect on the ways in which anthropological work has supported, undermined or changed the direction of the recognition of indigenous title and rights by the state.

Indigenous Place to Urban Space: Sustaining Culture and Indigenous Rights at Both Ends of a Canadian Oil Pipeline

Molly Malone & Craig Candler, April 2nd, 13:30-15:20