“As an anthropologist who works to bridge gaps between industry, Indigenous groups and government in northern British Columbia, Rick Budhwa knows there are many different ways to think about physical space. Now he’s launched a new magazine to explore those ideas further…”
In November 2017, Crossroads launched its first issue of Culturally Modified, an online journal dedicated to culture and cultural resource management. Listen to hear Crossroads principal Rick Budhwa discuss the initiative with CBC’s Daybreak North.
In the summer of 2012 students from Northwest Community College (NWCC), in partnership with Crossroads Cultural Resource Management, participated in a cultural resource management (CRM) field school that focused on the management of both tangible and intangible resources within North Central B.C.. Several local cultural and archaeological sites were visited over the course of this three-week field school. Most importantly, students gained invaluable experience from several high profile past and current Crossroads CRM projects.
The vast majority of archaeological exploration that takes place in northern British Columbia isn’t your stereotypical National Geographic image of researchers in pith hats peeling back layers of dry earth. Most is driven by development: the force that simultaneously threatens countless unexplored sites while instigating the bulk of exploration in the North.