"I have wanted to do a field school since I began my undergrad and this experience transcended my
expectations. I learned so much that it is difficult to bring each lesson to mind, and I’m sure that there
are many that I don’t even realize that I leaned. I am so happy that I decided to take the class."
"This course is excellent, I count myself very lucky to have taken it and I hope that it will run for many
years to come."
"I liked the course and I thought it was a great experience. It was like nothing I would have
experienced anywhere else."
"A wonderful experience and a valuable entry to approaches to history respectful of First Nations. It
also felt good to be doing history that seemed applicable, that people might actually care about...!"
"It’s great. It’s an amazing introduction to Sto:lo culture and ethnohistory, and a really good time as
well. It’s also stressful and intense at times, but I don’t think you could eliminate that entirely without
also taking out a lot of what’s best about the course."
"This course changed the way I will approach the rest of my academic work. Each of the course
instructors taught me something new, and helped me develop a skillset and critical stance I
previously did not have."
"The immersive environment really encouraged me to understand the practical significance of writing
history in a way even the best lecture or tutorial does not offer. While I knew that I would learn
about ethnohistorical methods, especially conducting oral history interviews, I didn’t expect to see
improvement in my writing; the comments that John and Keith made on my project were thorough
and incredibly helpful."
"The best experience I have had at university."
"I cannot say enough positive things about this class! It was such an intense and wonderful experience that changed how I think about my role as a student, my research and the vibrancy of community. I've never experienced such generosity of time, knowledge, and spirit within an academic context. It really was an experience in humanity."
"An unparalleled and transformative experience that will shape my fuuture scholarly interests and approaches, as well as the ethics and ideas I bring to both."
"I felt truly blessed to have participated in such a wonderful experience...we also had the chance to contribute something worthwhile."
"This course was an incredible academic and personal experience. It was absolutely the most important experience I have had at school. The ethnohistory fieldschool was the perfect way to introduce students to the discipline as well as tangibly demonstrating how historical research can be effectively done within a community in a way tat benefits both the researcher and the people they are studying."
"It was not a "course", it was nothing less than a foundational experience for me."
"What I will remember most about this course is the people that I spent it with. The other students, John, Keith, our home stay, and the Sto:lo nation were the force that moved this course beyond an academic structure into a type of transformative experience."