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 […]
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.
In 2017, Crossroads launched Culturally Modified: The Journal of Cultural Resource Management. Published quarterly, Culturally Modified disseminates high-quality, interdisciplinary perspectives that examine modern-day impacts on culture, as well as culture’s influence on today’s world. British Columbia-based and internationally focused, our online format provides the opportunity to reach a broad audience and publish multi-media material, including articles, videos, audio interviews and photo essays. This Crossroads initiative has also received financial support from the Canada Periodical Fund.