A year ago, Crossroads principal Rick Budhwa received an unexpected email: His master’s thesis, 15 years after its completion, had caught the attention of Gesa Mackenthun, a professor at the […]
IN THE NEWS
Crossroads principal Rick Budhwa was interviewed by CBC’s The National about the importance of making a distinction between Wet’suwet’en hereditary and band-level forms of government. Following a police raid on the Gidumt’en access point Monday, there’s been a lot of confusion in the media about who is entitled to make decisions on behalf of the nation, industry’s duty to consult, and who has jurstiction over Wet’suwet’en territory. We hope this helps to explain both traditional and court-appointed title to the land.
WHO WE ARE
Crossroads CRM is British Columbia’s leading full-spectrum cultural resource management firm. We specialize in managing and honouring the intangible aspects of culture.
We are applied anthropologists who work to solve real world problems by using anthropological methods and ideas. We achieve common ground for effective interactions that result in successful projects.
We think, work, and live anthropologically. We prioritize immersing ourselves in cultures. The experience we gain immeasurably enhances and shapes our professional and personal lives.
Crossroads CRM offers a wide array of services related to cultural resource management. We investigate our projects through a holistic lens, utilizing the wide array of social sciences to create projects that reflect the world we live in.
Crossroads Cultural Resource Management believes that cultural resource management is more than just archaeology. True CRM is about people, past and present. It’s about intangibles. We specialize in managing for these intangible aspects of culture.
Crossroads CRM understands and respects different worldviews and perspectives, and provides practical solutions for mutual understanding.
We realize that there is a serious need for change in how cultural resource management is conducted. There is a need for an independent and objective organization that is experienced with the full spectrum of cultural resource management and able to provide effective solutions that consider all cultural values. We are that organization.
A CLASS APART
Crossroads CRM works with our partners to go beyond the usual examination of cultural heritage.
Crossroads Cultural Resource Management evolved out of the need to bridge the gap between First Nations and non-indigenous motivations, interpretations and management. Since our inception, we have successfully adapted existing processes to suit the needs of indigenous groups, while maintaining efficiency and development objectives for industry and government.
We understand and respect different worldviews and perspectives, and provide practical solutions for mutual understanding. We see a need for change in how cultural resource management business is conducted and we strive to be the independent and objective organization that is experienced with the full spectrum of cultural resource management and able to provide effective solutions that consider all cultural values.