Past Initiatives

First Nations and Indigenous Studies (FNIS) is involved in a number of special projects and initiatives in addition to the student projects that occur within our course work. Some of these projects are ongoing, and some have operated within a limited time frame. Presented is a selection of some of our past and ongoing work. Click on the links on the left or below to jump to a description of each of our initiatives.

What I Learned in Class Today: A video-based research project developed by two FNIS undergraduate students, it asked both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students to share their experiences of these situations in videotaped interviews in order to find ways of having more productive and professional classroom discussions.

Interactive Transcript / Video Viewer: A special web browser application developed by FNIS to allow the simultaneous viewing of video and text, and the rapid navigation and searching of video archives.

Klamath Termination Oral History Project: An archive of the oral histories of members of the Confederated Tribes of the Klamath Reservation who lived through the Termination era, with 18 interviews, and about 16 hours of video. It is presented through the IVT viewer.

Ancient Spaces: A collaborative undertaking through First Nations and Indigenous Studies, the School of Architecture, and Landscape Architecture that challenged students to design 3-D models of structures of the Nisga’a First Nation.