Ph.D. (Duke University)
Dr. Raibmon's long-term project looks at various manifestations of movement among Aboriginal people on the Northwest Coast in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This includes voluntary wage migration and forced dispossession, as well as movements that cannot be so easily classified. As part of this larger project, she is currently working on a case study of two late-twentieth-century relocations of the Mowachaht-Muchalaht First Nation on Vancouver Island. This work considers the impact of these moves on the physical and social health of the community, and provides a window onto the twentieth-century transformations that have characterized many Aboriginal communities along the coast and throughout British Columbia.