I am an anthropological archaeologist and am Professor of Archaeology at Simon Fraser University (SFU) in Burnaby, British Columbia. I was the founding director of SFU's Indigenous Archaeology Program in Kamloops (1991–2005), and have worked closely with the Secwepemc and other First Nations in British Columbia, and Indigenous groups worldwide. Since 2003 I have been an adjunct faculty member of the Flinders University Archaeology Department in South Australia. One major research theme has been the archaeology and human ecology of wetlands worldwide in relation to hunter-gatherer societies, often atypical, as well as more general studies of early postglacial land use in both the northeastern United States and the Interior Plateau of western Canada. My other research focuses on the evolving relationship between archaeology and Indigenous peoples worldwide, as expressed in differential power relations, theoretical discourse, and actual practice.