Evie Plaice

Evie is an Associate Professor of Anthropology in the Faculty of Education at the University of New Brunswick, interested in the challenges confronting First Nations communities in acquiring equitable and appropriate education. Dr. Plaice wrote both her masters and doctoral theses on aspects of land use and identity among the Metis of Labrador, where she worked during the 1970s and 1980s. She taught in South Africa during the 1990s where, among other things, she researched the emergence of the South African Land Commission. Since coming to UNB in 1999, she has been Principal Investigator for Before the Dam: Documenting Spoken Maliseet in Educational, Cultural and Spiritual Contexts, a project working closely with Mi’kmaq and Maliseet Elders and Traditional Knowledge. As participant in the Community-University Research Alliance Understanding the Past to Build the Future between Memorial University of Newfoundland, Parks Canada, UNB, and NunatuKavut (Labrador Metis Nation), Evie and her students developed a virtual world educational platform to facilitate grade school student access to the new research on Inuit occupancy in Southeastern Labrador generated by the project’s archaeologists, anthropologists and historians.