CIS Faculty Associates

Candace Kaleimamoowahinekapu Galla (Kanaka Maoli) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Language and Literacy Education at the University of British Columbia. She has taught a variety of courses that focus on Indigenous language revitalization that have included materials development, performative arts, and an international collaboration with eight post-secondary institutions.

Coll Thrush (PhD, Washington, 2002) is a historian of place, looking at the intersections between Indigenous histories and the histories of settler colonialism. His first book, Native Seattle: Histories from the Crossing-Over Place (2007, second edition released in 2017), examined the links between urban and Indigenous histories in the Northwest’s largest city, while his most recent book, Indigenous London: Native Travellers at the Heart of Empire (2016), reframes the history of the British Empire’s capital through the experiences of Indigenous children, women, and men who journeyed there, willingly or otherwise.