People of the Skeena

Immerse yourself in the rich and amazing Gitxsan culture and history, while learning about the traditional usages of plants, including the tree of life, cedar weaving, and other traditional activities, such as the preparation of smoked salmon.

The People of the Skeena Field School will take place in the Terrace area where you will visit the Gitxsan Eagle Clan’s fishing site of Guxts’eliksit. At this Language Preservation and Culture Camp, students will be hosted by Skaỳan (Anita Davis), Hereditary Chief/Matriarch, and other Eagle Chiefs/Elders.

Course | 3 credits

  • FNST 110 - Ethnobotany: Plants & First People

Note: Course selection varies for the People of the Skeena Field School, depending on year.  The current course is FNST 110 - Ethnobotany: Plants & First People.  In previous years, this Field School ran ANTH 270 - Traditional Knowledge in Practice.


Admission requirements

  • Successful admission to the University Credit program
  • Meet all individual course pre-requisites
  • Permission of the Instructor

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Dates and locations

July 29 - August 11, 2019

  • Gitxsan Territory along the Ksyen (Skeena) River
  • Guxts’eliksit Language & Culture Camp
  • Terrace campus

Program fees

  • Field school fee:  $395
  • Regular per credit costs apply to university credit courses

Field school fees are non-refundable two weeks before the field school starts.

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