About UAlberta's Augustana Campus

Ft-Grahame

Daniel Sims, PhD, MA, BA

Assistant Professor/History & Indigenous Studies

Augustana Campus

Social Sciences

About Me

A member of the Tsay Keh Dene First Nation, I currently teach History and Indigenous studies at the Augustana Campus of the University of Alberta.  Prior to this appointment I taught sessionally on the North Campus of the University Alberta in History and Native Studies.  Taking an interdisciplinary approach to teaching, I examine numerous historical topics from a sociocultural perspective that encourages critical thinking over rote memorization.


Research

My research primarily focuses on Native-newcomer relations in Western Canada, with a particular emphasis on the law, environment and economy.  Currently I am working on two research projects.  The first consists of turning my dissertation on the impacts of the W.A.C. Bennett Dam on the Tsek'ehne into a book, while the second examines the numerous failed developments in the Finlay-Parsnip watershed.on northern British Columbia during the early twentieth-century.  I am also working on publishing an English translation of Einar Odd Mortensen's book Pelshandleren with Dr. Ingrid Urberg.