The Canadian Anthropology Society is delighted to congratulate Julie Cruikshank upon her induction as an Officer of the Order of Canada. Julie Cruikshank has made path-breaking theoretical and practical contributions in the exploration of narrative and oral history, based on decades of learning and collaboration together with First Nations peoples of the Yukon and British Columbia and also with indigenous peoples of Alaska and Siberia. Her work is noted for its engagement with issues of oral history and struggles for legitimacy, and for linking oral history and memory with environmental anthropology and contemporary public issues. She is the author of Life Lived Like a Story: Life Stories of Three Yukon Native Elders (1990), Reading Voices: Dan Dha Ts’edenintth’e (1991), The Social Life of Stories: Narrative and Knowledge in Northern Canada (1998), Do Glaciers Listen? Local Knowledge, Colonial Encounters and Social Imagination (2005), and of numerous articles. She is the recipient of both the Victor Turner Award and the Julian Steward Award.
David Scheffel, professor of anthropology at Thompson Rivers University in kamloops, B.C., was recently elected an honourary member of the Association of Slovak Social Anthropologists. He joins only four other foreign members, namely Maurice Bloch, Adam Kuper, Chris Knight and Harvey Whitehouse. Scheffel's monograph "Svinia in Black and White: Slovak Roma and their Neighbours" - the first ethnographic case study of a Slovak Romani community published in any language - appeared in Slovak translation last year. The foreword was written by Iveta Radicova, a well-known sociologist and, since June 2010, the prime minister of Slovakia. Scheffel's sombre reflections on the future of Slovak Roma were published in a recent issue of the Slovak weekly "Tyzden".
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