Crossroads in the News

The Wet’suwet’en and the Space Between (EXCLUSIVE)
Story by Culturally Modified Staff – February 14th, 2020.

With such a dizzying amount of articles to read about Wet’suwet’en here’s a chance to close your eyes and listen. We’re featuring our exclusive exchange with Hereditary Chief Na’Moks and Chief Knedebeas, on the RCMP, industry, and government.


New Online Cultural Resource Publication Launched in Smithers
Story by John Crawford CFTK TV News – December 5th, 2017.

Billed as the first ever journal of cultural resource management. Launched right here in Smithers.


Northern B.C. Anthropologist’s New Magazine Examines Links Between People and Places
Story by Andrew Kurjata, CBC News, November 16th, 2017.

“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…”


Crossroads CRM Provides Applied Experience for NWCC Field School Students
Published in The Midden, a publication of the Archaeological Society of British Columbia Number 44, 2012, pages 15-16.

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.


‘They are erasing our history’: Indigenous sites burie under Coastal GasLink pipeline infrastructure
Story by Amber Bracken Published in The Narwhal – January 14th, 2020.

“Rick Budhwa, applied anthropologist and archaeologist and principal of Crossroads Cultural Resource Management, says these kinds of reports are interpretive, and different archeologists use different criteria, resulting in different declarations of potential. The legislation in the Heritage Act offers the most protection for sites considered unique, like petroglyphs, compared to trails and culturally modified trees, he says.”


At the core of the Wet’suwet’en conflict: How, ultimately, should resource development be governed?
Story by The Globe and Mail – January 9th, 2010. 

Crossroads principal Rick Budhwa and human geography professor Tyler Mccreary speak out about Monday’s police action at the Gidimt’en checkpoint in this op-ed published by the The Globe and Mail.


CBC Radio Interview with Rick Budhwa
Story by CBC Daybreak North – November 17th, 2017. 

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.


Commerce Meets the Past
Story by Larissa Ardis Published in the Vancouver Sun, August 2004.

A site thought to have been a former battle and burial ground has forced a First nations community in northwestern B.C. to confront its own ghosts.

CBC The National Interview with Rick Budhwa
Story by CBC The National – January 9th, 2019.

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.


Smithers Journal A Unique Cultural Resource
Story by Chris Gareau – Published in the Interior News, November 2017.

New online periodical offers unique perspectives on culture, and management of this resource.


Artifacts Found at Moricetown Canyon
Story by Sarah Komadina CFTK TV News – July 9th, 2012. 

Many artifacts were recently found at the Moricetown Canyon.  That said it comes with little surprise to the community as they know that the canyon is rich with Wet’suwet’en history.


Northern Archaeology: Digging Deep into Cultural Heritage
Story by Amanda Follett Published in Northword Magazine, October 2007.

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.