Sense of Place: Gitga'at Territory Seaweed Camp

Experience the spectacular geography of the northwest coast while you participate in traditional seafood harvesting and processing.

This field school includes a five-day trip where you will travel by boat up the Douglas Channel to the remote location of Hartley Bay. Experience the life of the seaweed camp and the culture of the Gitga’at First Nation who continue to gather and harvest 90% of their food from the land and marine environment.

Explore topics concerning women, gender and differences as you immerse yourself in the culture of the Gitga’at whose surroundings are deeply tied to their customs, daily life and cultural identity. You will also use the concepts and methods of regional geography to examine Hartley Bay and surrounding area in the terms of the patterns of its physical and human landscapes.

Courses | 6 credits:

  • WMST 102 - Introduction to Women Studies
  • GEOG 225 - Regional Geography of British Columbia

Admission requirements

Dates and locations

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  • Hartley Bay
  • Prince Rupert

Note: Video conference lectures available (out of Prince Rupert and into Smithers, Hazelton and Terrace)

Program fees

  • Regular per credit costs apply to university credit courses
  • $199.00 field school fee
  • $139.80 non-refundable deposit required at time of registration 

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

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