David Schaepe is Director of the Stó:lo Research and Resource Management Centre at Stó:lo Nation, where has worked since 1997. He holds a Ph.D. from the Department of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia (2009); an MA in archaeology from Simon Fraser University (1998), and a BA in 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). Dave was a co-editor / co-author of the award winning book A Stó:lo-Coast Salish Historical Atlas (2001); a co-creator of Man Turned to Stone: T’xwelátse (2012); project lead on the award winning virtual museum project digitalsqewlets.ca (2017), and has published numerous journal articles and book chapters addressing Stó:lo–Coast Salish cultural heritage. He and his wife live in the Chilliwack River Valley.