Joyce LeCompte-Mastenbrook

MA, Anthropology, Salish
Joyce LeCompte Mastenbrook


My research focuses on the connections between environmental perception, land management practices, and landscape change over time. This past year, with the support of a FLAS Fellowship and the generosity of the Musqueam Indian Band, I spent the academic year studying introductory h?n’q’?min’?m’ language, culture, and history on the Musqueam Reserve in Vancouver, British Columbia. Studying with the Musqueam people was a great privilege that enabled me to begin to understand the indigenous geography of the Fraser River watershed and the Salish Sea, and to see beyond the political boundaries imposed by American and Canadian colonial governments.

Envisioning shxwqwәltәn – The Sounds of Musqueam