Theresa Austin

CURA Research Assistant, Tl'azt''en Nation

Phone: 250-960-6357


Location: CURA Office, UNBC, Room 4-230


Hadih ts'iyane, (Hello Everyone)

I am working with Deanna Yim as her Research Assistant for the project, Evolving Co-Management Practice: Community-Based Environmental Monitoring with Tl'azt'en Nation on the John Prince Research Forest.

Since October 15, 2007, I have been transcribing and translating tapes from the Elders Team retreat that was held on August 20th and 21st at the Cinnabar Resort and Research Station. I am very excited and happy to be working in this capacity because I am learning more about our language, culture, and history.

I am the Carrier Language and Cultural teacher for the Prince George Aboriginal Head Start Program. I teach three and four year old children our language and culture. Therefore, the current knowledge I have will be enhanced by listening to stories of our culture, values, and beliefs.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the staff of the John Prince Research Forest for referring me to Deanna. It is very rewarding and I am honored to be part of a team who are working really hard to fulfill the dreams and wishes of our Elders.