Luke George

Luke George
Program

MA student

Supervisor

Iain McKechnie

Themes

Culture, health and inequality
Space, place, knowledge and power

My Name is Luke George I am from the Tseshaht First Nation, I have been an elected leader for my community for 12 years.  I completed my BA major in Anthropology 2005 and I am now an MA student working under the supervision of Dr. Iain McKechnie. I’m grateful to be here studying on the traditional territory of the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples.

During my undergrad I began to explore how fishing rights of the Nuu chah nult have been excluded and squeezed out of the commercial fishery. My thesis research explores focusing on modern fishing technologies have evolved for the Tseshaht and Hupacasath since contact with colonial governments. 

My researcher will primarily be focused on rights and title concerning indigenous fishery issues. I hope that my work can bring further awareness to the modern issues that arise for contemporary First Nations people.  I have always been interested in Space, Place, Knowledge and Power & Culture, Health and Inequality