In this feature piece for Now Magazine, I argued that the Canadian government must fully commit to non-violent conflict resolution to meaningfully engage in reconciliation.
Fraser Canyon War
In 1858, thousands of miners arriving from the United States invaded the territory of the Nlaka’pamux people in search of gold. What happened next would change the course of history.
Fifty years after Stonewall, how do we commemorate its radical history?
For Xtra Magazine, I profiled how LGBTQI+ communities in New York City commemorated the 50th anniversary of the legendary Stonewall Uprising.
LGBT hockey players open up about homophobia in youth sports
“MacPhail remembers the exact moment when he reconnected with the little boy who loved the feel of the wind on his face when he skated hard, the dash for the puck in the corner and the joy of scoring goals as the hard earned reward of teamwork.”
New book traces the growth of lesbian community in Canada
“In the 1960s women began to come out, create community and love openly”
Indian Shaker Church
For The Canadian Encyclopedia, I give an overview of the Indian Shaker Church, a religious movement from the 19th century that blended Christianity and Indigenous spirituality to birth a new religion.
The memorial to communism in Ottawa is a poor example of public history
In The Georgia Straight I argued that the proposed memorial to communism in Ottawa was a poor example of public history.
“And bold and adventurous amazons they were”: Colonial encounters with LGBT Indigenous people in the Pacific Northwest fur-trade
For Active History I profiled a number of encounters between fur traders and Indigenous people who in our current understanding of sexuality would be termed “LGBTQI+”. For this piece, I completed original archival research at the