DR WENDY WICKWIRE - James Teit (1864-1922) - Ethnographer & Early BC Indigenous Rights Activist
DR WENDY WICKWIRE - At the Bridge: James Teit and an Anthropology of Belonging
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Uploaded: 19 Nov, 2019
Recording Date: 5 Nov, 2019
Recording Location: Hermann's Jazz Club, View Street, Victoria BC
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Program Title: DR WENDY WICKWIRE - James Teit (1864-1922) - Ethnographer & Early BC Indigenous Rights Activist
Description: The Extraordinary Life and Legacy of Indigenous Rights Activist James Teit. Every once in a while, an important historical figure makes an appearance, makes a difference and then disappears. James Teit (1864-1922) spent four decades helping British Columbia’s Indigenous peoples challenge the settler-colonial assault on their lives and lands. Yet his story is little-known. Join Dr Wendy Wickwire for a long-overdue corrective aimed at according Teit the status he deserves: as one of the leading political anthropologists of the 20th century. He also performed much of the field work of both the anthropologist Franz Boas and the anthropologist-linguist Edward Sapir and his copious reports and observations are finally coming to light.
Host(s): Dr. Peter Cook, History Department, UVic
Featured Speakers/Guests: Our speaker is Dr. Wendy Wickwire. She is a Professor Emeritus at UVic, where she has been shared between the Department of History and School of Environmental Studies. Her main research interests are oral history, indigenous history, environmental history, and the history of anthropology. She is, of course, a prolific author as well. She's produced three books with Okanagan Elder, Harry Robinson: Write It On Your Heart; Nature Power; and Living by Stories: A Journey of Landscape and Memory. She also co-authored with Michael M'Gonigle a book on the Stein River called Stein: The Way of the River, and also co-edited with the same author, Victory Harvest: The Diary of A Canadian in the British Woman's Land Army: 1940-1944. And she is, of course, the author, most recently, of the book on which this talk is based, At the Bridge: James Teit and an Antropology of Belonging published this year  by the University of British Columbia Press.
Credits: Recording Engineer: John Fitzmaurice
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