Update, May 3, 2011. Field school classes have begun. We will be staying in the Splatsin community between May 16 and June 10.

Douglas College Students: Be part of a unique opportunity to live in a First Nations community and learn the research techniques of anthropology at the same time. The Douglas-Splatsin Anthropology Field School (Anth 2193 and SoSc 3399 ) offers 9 credits in which ten students and one instructor will live on or near the Splatsin First Nation reserve in Enderby, British Columbia for four weeks (week days). The rest of the course will take place at Douglas College. Course dates: May 2—June 23, 2011.

The Field School is designed with the research needs of the Splatsin community in mind. Student research projects, on topics related to Splatsin history, culture and language, are developed with members of the Splatsin community.

Applications require a short essay explaining how participation in this small-group and intimate learning opportunity will enhance your own interest in cross-cultural experiences. Applicants will be interviewed. A fee will be required to support the costs associated with the field school. Prior experience is not necessary, although Anthropology 1100, 1120, or 1160 is recommended.

Costs: 1) Tuition fees; 2) Course fee of about $800 to support the costs associated with the field school. Food and accommodation in the field are included. ($50 required at time of application; cheques aren’t cashed until a field school space is granted)

The Splatsin-Douglas College Field School is a joint project of the Splatsin First Nations and the Department of Anthropology at Douglas College.