Susannah Machelak, M.A.
Anthropologist , Indigenous Rights Researcher
Susannah is an anthropologist with applied experience conducting cultural and Aboriginal rights research. Susannah has led Cultural Heritage Assessments and Traditional Use and Occupancy Studies with Indigenous communities in British Columbia, Alberta, and the Northwest Territories.
In her recent work with Kwusen Susannah has led Cultural Heritage Assessment projects with Adams Lake Indian Band, Neskonlith, and Little Shuswap Lake Indian Band. Susannah's experience includes coordinating and leading community researcher training sessions, conducting collaborative mapping and oral history interviews with Elders and knowledgeable land users, managing and reviewing interview data using, and report writing. Susannah has also managed and participated in collaborative research projects with the Shuswap Indian Band, Upper Nicola Band, P'egp'ig'lha Council, Mikisew Cree First Nation, Fort McKay First Nation, and Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation.
Susannah holds an MA in Anthropology from the University of Victoria and is a member of the Canadian Anthropology Society (CASCA) and the Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA).