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Bringing Indigenous & non-Indigenous cultures into transformative dialogue on fundamental questions

 What does it mean to be human and to live well in relation to a Human and Other-than-Human World?

  • I take on work for others, on short-term, medium-term and long-term contracts.

  • I join others to help envision, build and support their initiatives.

  • I envision and initiate projects and find people and resources to develop them.

  • I maintain a scholarly research program, academic affiliations and collaborations, and contribute to teaching.

  • I volunteer time, energy and resources for selective projects.

  • Development and restoration of relationships of reciprocity and solidarity.

  • Historical research and analysis, with emphasis on:

    • the role of history in conflict resolution, reconciliation, depolarization & decolonization;

    • heritage, public history and community development.

  • Education, training and capacity-building, with emphasis on leadership and holistic community development and engagement.

  • Strategic visioning, planning, project management, partnership development, communications, research & analysis, and policy development relating to all these areas.

  • I work for and with a wide range of people and organizations:

    • Non-profit community organizations, religious organizations and associations, think tanks, etc.

    • Private sector companies

    • Public sector institutions and governments

    • Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities, governments and organizations

    • Universities, schools and a variety of educational and academic institutions and organizations



My professional, academic and volunteer work explores Indigenous, Western, Christian and other histories and cultures and seeks to bring them into deep dialogue on fundamental human questions. It also seeks to connect these questions to pragmatic public history, public policy, leadership, governance and community issues, opportunities and initiatives.

Grounded in a life-long relationship with the people of Omushkego Aski and Eeyou Istchee (James Bay) and the primary discipline of history, my work is also informed and enriched by interdisciplinary work in cultural anthropology, literature, and philosophy as well as diverse professional, non-profit, community development, public history and public policy activities. 


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