Feb. 20, 2003: Lecture to focus on the history of First Nations women

      February 20, 2003
      Contact: Dr. Marlene Le Gates
      Tel: 604.986.1911, local 2467

      (NORTH VANCOUVER, B.C.)—Dr. Loraine Littlefield, research coordinator with the Snuneymuxw First Nation on Vancouver Island, will be a guest lecturer for the Capilano College Women’s Studies department on Tuesday, March 4. An introduction to the history of First Nations women is part of the Hon. Thomas A. Dohm, Q.C. lecture series. The free event will be held at the North Vancouver campus at 2055 Purcell Way from 7:30 – 9 p.m. in the Birch building, room 204. Parking is $3.

      Dr. Littlefield is a PhD graduate from the University of British Columbia. Her major interest is in First Nations women’s history and in particular the role of women in traditional economies. In her early work she examined the historical accounts of early explorers and traders that documented the role of women traders on the Northwest Coast. The impact of colonization upon women’s economic opportunities in a Coast Salish community is the focus of her recent work.

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      For more information, contact History and Women’s Studies instructor, Dr. Marlene Le Gates, at 604.986.1911, local 2467.