Dr. Michael Marker (Arapaho) was Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Studies at the University of British Columbia and the Director of Ts”kel First Nations Graduate Studies. He published essays, journal articles, and book chapters on the ethnohistory of Aboriginal education, the politics of Indigenous knowledge, racism, and traditional ecological knowledge applied to Indigenous leadership in the Coast Salish territory. He helped to develop the Lummi high school and started the Oksale Teacher Education program at Northwest Indian College. He received a Killam research award and was a featured photographic artist in the exhibition “Our Home and Native Land” at the Liu Institute for Global Issues.
Dr. Peter Seixas was the founding director of the Centre for the Study of Historical Consciousness at the University of British Columbia as well as that of the Historical Thinking Project. Of his many publications, The Big Six Historical Thinking Concepts, co-authored with Tom Morton, is the most frequently cited. He was Canada Research Chair in Historical Consciousness and member of the Royal Society of Canada.