Jason Hall has recently completed his PhD in history at the University of New Brunswick. His dissertation entitled River of Three Peoples: An Environmental and Cultural History of the Wəlastəkw / Rivière St. Jean / St. John River from c. 1550 – 1850, investigates how three distinct cultures – Maliseet, French, and British – created and transformed the ecology of the St. John River. His research focuses on a number of themes including Maliseet resource use, Maliseet-settler relations, imperial cartography, colonial property law, environmental protest, and hydraulic engineering. Jason teaches courses in North American and World History at UNB and St. Thomas University. He is currently conducting research on New Brunswick Sessional Court cases involving Maliseet and black settlers between the late 18th and early 19th centuries.