In 2018, David Schaepe was Director of the St:l? Research and Resource Management Centre at St:l? Nation, where worked since1997. He holds a Ph.D. from the Department of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia (2009); anMAin archaeology from Simon Fraser University (1998), and aBAin anthropology from New York University(1989). He is an Adjunct Professor at Simon Fraser University (School of Resource & Environmental Management) and the University of the Fraser Valley (Social, Cultural & Media Studies). He was a co-editor / co-author of the award winning book A St:l?-Coast Salish Historical Atlas (2001); a co-creator of Man Turned to Stone: T?xweltse (2012); project lead on the award winning virtual museum project (2017), and has published numerous journal articles and book chapters addressing St:l??Coast Salish cultural heritage. He and his wife live in the Chilliwack River Valley.

In 2002, Keith Thor Carlson received the Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize, along with his co-authors Colin Duffield, Albert (Sonny) McHalsie, Jan Perrier, Leeanna Lynn Rhodes, David M. Schaepe and David Smith for A Stó:lo-Coast Salish Historical Atlas (2001). With 100 maps, 200 photos and a 15,000-year timeline, the atlas provides a comprehensive overview of the "River People"; whose lives have been so affected by the spread of Vancouver along the Fraser River. Social, linguistic and scientific articles range from the changing role of Aboriginal law to the effects of clear-cut logging. Photographs and testimonies pertaining to St. Mary's Roman Catholic Boarding School reveal the impact of residential schools and their "lingering, injurious legacies of abuse."; The 11" x 14" atlas has more than 720 Halq'emeylem place names and covers everything from smallpox in 1782 to population projections to the year 2010.

David M. Schaepe proceeded to edit Being Ts'elxwyeqw: First Peoples' Voices and History from the Chilliwack-Fraser Valley, British Columbia by Tselxwyeqw Tribein which 85 place names are traced and explained. The traditional territory of the Ts?elxwyeqw First Peoples covers over95,000hectares of land in SouthwesternB.C. throughout the central Fraser Valley, encompassing the entire Chilliwack River Valley (including Chilliwack Lake, Chilliwack River, Cultus Lake and areas, and parts of the Chilliwack municipal areas). The Chilliwack region gets its name from the Ts?elxwyeqw tribe. Being Ts?elxwyeqwportrays the people, artifacts and landscapes that are central to the Ts?elxwyeqw people, and represents a rich oral record of an aboriginal heritage spanning thousands ofyears.


Carlson, Keith Thor & others (editors). A Stó:lo-Coast Salish Historical Atlas (Douglas & McIntyre / Stó:lo Heritage Trust, 2001; D&M 2006).

Schaepe, David M. (editor) Being Ts'elxwyeqw: First Peoples' Voices and History from the Chilliwack-Fraser Valley, British Columbia 978-1-55017-818-0 1-55017-818-0 January 2018 Hardback CAD$94.95 USD$94.95

[BCBW 2018]