About Richard

Education 1985 Ph.D. in social/cultural anthropology, University of Toronto. Dissertation: Housing Metaphors: A study of the role of the longhouse in the persistence of Iroquois culture. Advisor: Professor Richard B. Lee; External Examiner: Professor Eleanor B. Leacock, City University of New York. Research funded partially by Canada Council Student Fellowship. Supplementary field of studies: sociology. 1971 M.A.(Econ). in social anthropology, Victoria University of Manchester, UK. Dissertation: North China Village Communities: A test case for entrepreneurial models of economic development and social change in 'underdeveloped' areas. Advisor: Professor G. Kingsley Garbett. Examiner: Professor Ronald Frankenberg. Awarded with distinction. 1968 Dip. Anth. Post-graduate diploma in social anthropology, University College, University of London, with courses at the London School of Economics and the School for Oriental and African Studies. 1968–72 Course work completed at the Universities of London, Manchester and Toronto, on the history of anthropological enquiry; family and kinship; political systems; religious and shamanic life; law, morality and social control, comparative systems of economic life; economic and social development; urbanization and ethnic processes; village and peasant societies; qualitative and quantitative methods, ethnohistory, and ethnographic courses on West, East, Central and Southern Africa, North America, India, Melanesia and China. 1964 B.A. (Hon. Eng. Literature). University of British Columbia. Work Experience (Research) 2015–2016 Reviewing documentary sources on Aboriginal rights in British Columbia from Delgamuukw (1985–1997) to Tsilhqot’in (2014) and preparing opinion evidence for the Office of Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs, Smithers, BC. 2014 Presentation summing up work with Liv Mjelde on delivering a Masters program in vocational Pedagogy to students from Uganda and South Sudan, at Kyambogo University, Kampala. This was hosted by Mzumbe University, Morogoro, Tanzania, in October 2014. 2011–2012 Preparing biography of Rena Point Bolton, Sto:lo elder, artist, healer and mother of current Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, HMLG Steven Point. 2009–2010 Researcher and potential expert witness for Hagwilget Village, Plaintiffs, in Alfred Joseph et al v. HMThe Queen, Federal Court, Vancouver, BC. Presented opinion evidence for the Plaintiffs. Case settled out of court with Plaintiffs being awarded $18 million compensation for destruction of their local fishery. 2008–2011 Lecturer, researcher and student advisor on the Masters in Vocational Pedagogy Program, financed by NORAD, Foreign Ministry of Norway, at Kyambogo University, Kampala,with student intake from Uganda, from Upper Nile University in South Sudan and from Akershus University College, Norway. Social research methodology with qualitative focus. 1998–2008 Freelance translator (Norwegian to English, also Danish and Swedish to English: biography, textbooks, pedagogy, botany, history, mathematics) and non-fiction editor, as well as contributor to various anthropological projects and topics in hunter-gatherer studies. 2007 Doctoral examiner for candidate Janne Reitan, Oslo College of Architecture and Design. Dissertation examined “Improvisation in Tradition” on women’s design pedagogy with regard to the making of Inupiaq clothing on Alaska’s North Slope. 2000–2004 Preparation of manuscript for the book Our Box Was Full: An Ethnography for the Delgamuukw Plaintiffs. Vancouver: UBC Press (2005). Major ethnography of two aboriginal peoples who took Canada to court with regard to the ownership of tribal lands. 1994–1998 Production editor for The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Hunters and Gatherers. General Editor, Richard B. Lee. Contributions of case studies and thematic essays by 90 scientists and scholars. Also contributed a case study to this work, on the Gitksan and Witsuwit'en peoples of British Columbia. Since 1990 Board member, Gitksan-Wet’suwet'en Education Society, (An indigenous peoples' educational and upgrading organization). Hazelton, British Columbia. 1994 & 1995 Two anthropologically-related trips to India: in December, 1994, to deliver a paper in the Ethno-Archaeology Section, World Congress of Archaeology, New Delhi, and in the spring and summer, 1995, to study rock art sites in Madhya Pradesh with colleagues from the National Museum, Delhi. 1986–1993 Freelance anthropological research in British Columbia; subjects: rock art, aboriginal governance and land rights; oral and written legal opinion evidence on aboriginal gaming, for the Defendant, in Regina v. Jim, Provincial Court, Smithers, British Columbia. 1988–1990 Engaged by The Alliance of Tribal Councils, Lytton, B.C., to prepare legal opinion evidence regarding the social organization of the Sto:lo Salish people's fishery in the Fraser River and the networks of trade and enmity therein. 1988–1991 Opinion evidence rendered in court on a landmark case, Regina v. Van der Peet, to determine the nature of aboriginal fishing rights. Cloverdale, British Columbia. 1988–1992 Recipient of Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Independent scholars’ grant to study local descent groups of the Gitksan and Witsuwit'en peoples in relation to economic development. 1986–1990 Researcher on Gitksan and Witsuwit'en economic and social life, and the preparation of opinion evidence for the court case Delgamuukw et al. v. H.M. the Queen in the Right of the Province of British Columbia and the Attorney-General for Canada, another landmark aboriginal rights case, which included 12 days of cross-examined oral evidence and a 700 page written report before the Chief Justice, Supreme Court of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia. 1985–1986 Teaching assistant, Department of Anthropology, University of Toronto. 1981–1985 Freelance research with the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship And Culture, Heritage Ontario Division, and board member, Toronto Museum of Childhood. 1974–1980 Conservator, technician and researcher, Department of Ethnology, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, with emphasis on storage, conservation, display and lending procedures for artifacts of the Northwest Coast and Eastern Woodlands ethnographic regions of North America. 1971–1974 Lecturer (1971-72) and teaching assistant (1972-74), Department of Anthropology, University of Toronto. As lecturer, taught introductory anthropology to class of 1,000 students. 1969–1971 Teaching assistant, social anthropology, University of Manchester. 1967–1968 Lecturer in "sociology of the family", Social Studies Department, Guildford School of Art, Guildford, UK. 1954–1969 Several summers commercial trolling along the middle and north coast of British Columbia with family members.