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18:00 - 19:30 24 February 2014

Seminar: Hidden Voices: Uncovering the History of First Nations Women


Seminar Room 105 | UCL – Institute of the Americas (link Map)
51 Gordon Square | London | WC1H 0PQ | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

Speaker information

Dr Jacky Moore, Canterbury Christ Church University, Jacky Moore has recently been awarded a PhD for her thesis on the women of the Nuu’Chah’Nulth, the research for which was carried out while a part-time student at Canterbury Christ Church University from 2008 to 2013. She previously obtained a BA (Hons) degree in American Studies at Canterbury, also as a part-time student, graduating with First Class honours in July 2007. Before returning to study in 2001, Jacky had a long career in primary school teaching, both as a classroom teacher and as a subject adviser for Maths and Geography. Her earlier qualifications included Certificate of Education in 1969, a BA in Education with the Open University in 1989, and an MA in Primary Education from the University of Greenwich in 1994.

This presentation considers the complex lives lived by First Nation women through the words of one particular group, the Nuu’Chah’Nulth, who live on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Within an historical framework covering two hundred years from the arrival of Captain Cook in Nootka Sound on the west-coast of Vancouver Island in 1778 to the present day, it explores the stories recounted by these women, how stories have shaped their lives, stories silenced by the colonial context under which they grew up.

Women are central to this presentation: their lived experiences, their role in the communities, and the rich co-existence of Nuu’Chah’Nulth women with each other and the land that surrounds them, and the need to uncover First Nation women’s history and traditional culture from obscurity.


Oscar Martinez
+44 (0)20 3108 9721 | ucl-ia@ucl.ac.uk


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