HEC Lab Director, Dr. Heather Castleden, along with PhD Candidate Vanessa Sloan Morgan, and Master of Arts Candidate Marc Calabretta, traveled to York University in Toronto, Ontario to engage in academic discussions regarding their respective research.
Heather Castleden chaired a round table session in which Vanessa Sloan Morgan was a participant. The session, titled, Making Space for Community: A Discussion on Community-Based Research in the Neoliberalized Academy also featured Sarah Wakefield (University of Toronto), Luisa Veronis (University of Ottawa), Jon Corbett (UBC Okanagan), and Zoe Meletis (University of Northern British Columbia).
Marc Calabretta gave a presentation titled, Ancient Spirit, Modern Mind: Documenting Huu-ay-aht First Nations’ Journey to the Maa-nulth Treaty. The presentation was based on his masters research, which has focused on tracing the journey Huu-ay-aht First Nations embarked on when they began negotiating a modern treaty with B.C. and the Federal government in 1993. He engaged with community-based participatory research and feminist archival methodologies to develop an understanding of how Huu-ay-aht First Nations successfully negotiated and implemented the Maa-nulth Treaty in 2011.