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Charles R. Menzies
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Publications and presentations

Dowloadable versions of many of the following papers and others can be found on my ResearchGate page and my Academia page.

Selected Publications

Charles R. Menzies. “Revisting “Dm Sibilhaa’n, Da Laxyuubm Gitxaała (Picking Abalone in Gitxaała Territory): Vindication, Appropriation, and Archaeology.”” BC Studies, no. 187, Autumn: 129-153. 2015

Charles R. Menzies. “Oil, Energy, and Anthropological Collaboration on the Northwest Coast of Canada.” Journal of Anthropological Research. Vol. 71(1):5-21. 2015

Charles R. Menzies. “In Our Grandmothers’ Garden: An Indigenous Approach to Collaborative Film.” In Aline Gubrium, Krista Harper, and Marty Otañez, (eds). Participatory Visual and Digital Research in Action. Pp. 103-114. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Books.

Charles R. Menzies. “At the End of the Road: Reflections on Finistère, Land’s End, France.” In Nieves Herrero Pérez and Sharon R. Roseman (eds). The Tourist Imaginary and Pilgrimages to the Edges of the World. Pp. 47-61. Bristol: Channel View Publications Ltd. 2015

Charles R. Menzies and Anthony Marcus (Editors) Anthropology for a Small Planet: Culture and Community in a Global Environment, Second Edition. Vancouver: New Proposals Publishing. 2013

Charles R. Menzies. “Standing on the Shore with Saaban: an anthropological rapprochement with an Indigenous intellectual tradition.” Collaborative Anthropologies. 6. 2013

Charles R. Menzies. “The Disturbed Environment. The Indigenous Cultivation of Salmon.” In Benedict J. Colombi and James F. Brooks (Eds.) Keystone nations: Indigenous Peoples and Salmon across the North Pacific. Pp. 161-182. Santa Fe: School for Advanced Research. 2012

C. Carothers, K. Criddle, C.P. Chambers, P.J. Cullenberg, J. Fall, A. Himes-Cornell, J.P. Johnsen, N. Kimball, C. Menzies, and E.S. Springer (Editors) Fishing People of the North: Cultures, Economies, and Management Responding to Change. Fairbanks: Alaska Sea Grant, University of Alaska Fairbanks. 2012.

Charles R. Menzies. Red Flags and Lace Coiffes: Identity and Survival in a Breton Village. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. 2011.

Charles R. Menzies. Dm sibilhaa’nm da laxyuubm gitxaała: Picking abalone in gitxaała territory. Human Organization. 69(3) 2010.

Charles R. Menzies. Reflections on work and activism in the 'university of excellence.'
New Proposals Vol 3(2):40-55. 2010. Special Theme Issue: Universities, Corporatization and Resistance

Charles R. Menzies AND Caroline F. Butler.  The Indigenous Foundation of the Resource Economy of BC's North Coast.  Labour/Le Travail. 61 (Spring 2008), 131-149. 

Caroline F. Butler and Charles R. Menzies.  Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Indigenous Tourism.  In Richard Butler and Tom Hinch (Eds) Tourism and Indigenous Peoples: Issues and Implications. Oxford: Butterworth-Heinermann. 2007.

Charles Menzies and Caroline F. Butler.  Returning to Selective Fishing through Indigenous Fisheries Knowledge: The Example of K'moda, Gitxaala Territory American Indian Quarterly.  Vol. 33(3):441-464.  2007.

Charles Menzies (editor) Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Natural Resource Management.  Lincoln, Nebraska: University of Nebraska Press. 2006.

Charles Menzies and Anthony Marcus.  Guest editors.  Anthropologica. Vol. 47(1).  2005.

Charles Menzies and Anthony Marcus.  Renewing the Vision: Marxism and Anthropology in the 21st Century.  Anthropologica.  Vol. 47(1): 3-6.  2005

Anthony Marcus and Charles Menzies.  Towards a Class Struggle Anthropology.  Anthropologica.  Vol. 47(1):13-33.  2005

Charles Menzies.  Putting Words into Action: Negotiating Collaborative Research in Gitxaala.  Canadian Journal of Native Education.  Vol. 28(1&2). 2004. Go to journal at www.ecoknow.ca

Kenneth Campbell, Charles R. Menzies, and Brent Peacock.  BC First Nations Studies.  Vancouver: Pacific Educational Press, UBC; Victoria:  British Columbia Ministry of Education.  2003.



To access a podcast of available presentations copy this URL http://www.ecoknow.ca/podcast/rss.xml and paste it into your podcast software application or click on links below to hear individual talks.

  • February 26, 2011. “ Identity Matters; Identity Doesn't Matter. ” Panel Presentation at Nuanced Negotiations: A Dialogue on Indigenous Reserach. Indigenous Research Group, UBC.
  • November 28, 2007. “Paper at the American Anthropological Association meetings, Washington D.C.. Indigeneity, Social Class, and Class Consciousness on the Pacific Northwest.”
  • November 23, 2007. “Presentation in the CCIE symposium on Indigenous Knowledge and the Environment.”
  • September 5, 2007. “Presentation to the IRES kickoff. On Respectful Research in a Colonial Context.”
  • August 27, 2007. “CBC Radio - DayBreak- Interview regarding the 2007 UBC Ethnographic Field School.”
  • July 17, 2007. “Guest Presentation to EADM 508A (Introduction to Indigenous Methodologies). Panel on Methodolgy.”
  • July 7, 2007. “Why Worry about Artisanal Fisheries in the Age of Neo-Liberal Globalization.” Presentation to MARE: People of the Sea Conference
  • March 8, 2007. “Guest Presentation to IHHS 404 - Relationships to the Land. ”
  • November 24, 2006. “Presentation to The Special Committee on Sustainable Aquaculture of the BC Legislature ”
  • October 20, 2006. “Returning Home:Anthropological Research and Curriculum Development with Gitxaala Nation ”
  • October 13, 2006. “Within and Against: Gerald Sider, Anthropology and Indigenous Peoples ”




Last reviewed 26-October-2015

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Charles R. Menzies, Ph.D.
Professor of Social Anthropology
Department of Anthropology
University of British Columbia
6303 NW Marine Drive
Vancouver, BC. V6T 1Z1
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