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Musqueam 101: Salmon species and fishing in the distant past

October 12, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


THEME: Inclusion, Reconciliation, and Decolonization in Indigenous-led Genomics

Salmon species and fishing in the distant past

In this presentation Camilla Speller will discuss some of her research identifying salmon bones from ancient villages. Understanding which salmon species were harvested in which places can help us to document Indigenous fishing strategies over time as well to understand how salmon populations have been impacted by colonial fisheries, development and climate change.


Presenter: Camilla Speller is the Director of the Lab of Archaeology at UBC.  She is a bioarchaeologist who uses molecular methods to identify archaeological animal bones. Camilla has been working with the Musqueam Archaeology Department on a number of projects. She hopes to learn more about Musqueam’s fishing strategies past and present, and if and how the molecular methods she uses can help Musqueam in the management of Pacific salmon today.


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Musqueam Elders’ Centre

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Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m. with the presentation starting at 7:00 p.m.


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October 12, 2022
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Musqueam Elders Centre
4010 Si-Lu Dr
Vancouver, BC Canada
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