Welcome

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I am a settler living in the beautiful northern city of Sǫ̀mba K’è (Yellowknife, NT). This is Chief Drygeese Territory, home to the Yellowknives Dene First Nation. I am employed as the Director of On the Land Programs at the NWT Recreation and Parks Association, a non-profit organization that works with communities across the NWT to promote healthy living through active recreation. In my role, I support organizations and communities delivering land-based programs.

I am a historian by training. I completed a doctorate in Canadian history at Carleton University in 2012. From 2013-2015, I was a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies at Queen’s University. I continue to research and write about the social history of sport and leisure. My first book, a monograph about the social and spatial politics of canoeing in late-nineteenth-century North America, is in press with UTP.

Beyond academic journals and presses, my writing has appeared in Up Here Magazine and Edge YK, and on the NiCHE Otter Blog, ActiveHistory.ca, spacing.ca.

I occasionally take on research and writing contracts. Please contact me if you have a project that could benefit from my knowledge or skills.

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