Our Team

Director — Dr Rudy Reimer

Dr. Reimer is a member of the Squamish Nation, and has a research focus on his home territory and surrounding Salish Sea. His work focuses on archaeological sites and techniques that bridge western science with various forms of Indigenous Knowledge. Dr. Reimer’s approach puts into practice the goals of Indigenous Archaeology by giving back the results of his research to the communities he works with.

Dr. Reimer is also the host of the well-known TV series airing on Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) entitled Wild Archaeology. This television series spans across Canada, and gives numerous examples of how archaeologists work in meaningful collaboration with Indigenous communities. He is also featured on two other APTN series, 1491 and Coyote Science, as well as on the Knowledge Network's Edziza Life from Ash and Ice.

Associate Director — Bryan Myles

Bryan Myles began working with the BRC in October of 2009, and has worked closely with Dr. George MacDonald and his image collection ever since. He has been integral to the development of the BRC in that time and especially since 2014 when he took over as Interim Director. Bryan has an MA in cultural anthropology from Carleton University, and is undertaking a PhD at SFU with the intention of making future contributions to the BRC. His research explores the changing relationship between memory institutions and Indigenous peoples, and the use of new and emerging media technologies to support First Nations communities as they record, document, safeguard, and shape various levels of access to their cultural heritage.

Steering Committee

Deanna Reder (Cree-Métis) is an Associate Professor in the Departments of First Nations Studies and the Department of English at  Simon Fraser University. She is the current Chair of the Department of First Nations Studies. 

June Scudeler (Métis) is Assistant Professor in the Department of First Nations Studies, cross-appointed with the Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies. Her research examines the intersections between queer Indigenous studies, Indigenous literature, film, and art.

Kate Hennessy is an anthropologist of media and the director of the Making Culture Lab at SFU’s School of Interactive Arts and Technology (SIAT). Her research explores the role of digital technology in the documentation and safeguarding of cultural heritage. Her multimedia and art works investigate documentary methodologies to address Indigenous and settler histories of place and space.

Karrmen Crey is Sto:lo and a member of the Cheam Band. She is an Assistant Professor in the School of Communication at Simon Fraser University, where her research examines the rise of Indigenous media in Canada, and the institutions of media culture that Indigenous media practitioners have historically engaged and navigated to produce their work.