Museum and heritage consulting
Lakefield, ON Canada
Fellowships, awards and grants received
2021 $500,000, TD Bank Group for Canadian Canoe Museum (co-author) for Indigenous community outreach and language work in exhibitions.
2021 $153,817, Museums Assistance Program (Canadian Heritage), for To Honour and Respect (loan of items from Royal Collection Trust to Peterborough Museum and associated activities) (co-author)
2021 Isabel Bader Research Fellow, Agnes Etherington Museum/Art Conservation program, Queen’s University. Work on techniques for remote online video visits with museum collections for Indigenous researchers.
2019 US$19,000, Wenner-Gren Foundation, for workshop "Ethnographic Museums and forms of Radical Hope,"
2018 Recipient, inaugural book prize, Council on Museum Anthropology: with Alison Brown, for “Our Ancestors Have Come to Visit”: Blackfoot Shirts in Museum Spaces.
2017 OUSU Teaching Award (student-nominated)
2016 University of Oxford, Vice-Chancellor’s award for Public Engagement with Research for the Great Box project.
2015 £5,000, Knowledge Exchange award to evaluate impact of Great Box project
2014 $199,957 ‘Object lives and global histories in northern North America: Networks, Localities and Material Culture c.1700-2000.’ Co-applicant, with Beverly Lemire (PI, U. Alberta) and Anne Whitelaw (co-applicant, Concordia), SSHRC
2014 £25,360 “The Great Box: Learning from the Masters,” box project: ESRC Impact Acceleration Grant,
2011 American Anthropological Association, Council on Museum Anthropology, Michael Ames Prize for Innovative Anthropology (shared with Alison Brown and Heather Richardson, for the Blackfoot Shirts Project)
2010 £7976 University of Oxford Fell Fund, for curriculum development work connected with Blackfoot shirts project
2009-11 £183,431, ‘These shirts are our curriculum,’ AHRC, co-PI with Dr Alison K Brown, for Blackfoot shirts project
2009 £3500, UK Museums, Libraries and Archives for travel of Blackfoot mentors to advise on cultural protocol
2009 £105,000 Leverhulme Trust, International Networks Grant for partnership and research activities involving PRM, British Museum, Culture and Repatriation Committees of Old Masset and Skidegate, and Haida Gwaii Museum.
2009 £7518 Fell Fund, University of Oxford, supporting costs for Leverhulme/ Haida project.
2009 Ashley Visiting Fellowship. Jan/Feb 2009, residency and lectures at Trent University, Peterborough, ON.
2008 £2500 University of Oxford, for AHRC/Blackfoot shirts grant pre-application community consultation.
2007 $2,000 Government of Canada for research on 19th century artist Peter Rindisbacher.
2006 £7,500 British Academy, Digital Access for First Nations Heritage in UK Museums (GRASAC research alliance).
2005 £4165 British Academy for fieldwork at public history sites in Canada.
2001 £78,000 AHRB, for research on photos of Kainai people in PRM collections.
2001 £1600 British Academy, toward speakers’ costs for Centre for Rupert’s Land Studies Colloquium, held at Oxford.
2000 £2858, British Academy Minnesota Ojibwe fieldwork.