Sam Cronk

Sam Cronk is a cultural historian, digital archivist and museum professional who has worked in cooperation with Indigenous organizations and communities for over two decades.  He has conducted extensive research with archives and heritage organizations throughout North America, Germany, Austria, and the UK, and has lectured in cultural studies and histories, anthropology and media studies at universities in Canada and the United States.  He functioned as a CCPERB expert in his role as a Curator at the former Canadian Museum of Civilization, and has been directly involved in repatriation initiatives, working with Indigenous councils, regional and university museums and archives. Most recently, he has coordinated research as Digital Editor for the Franz Boas Papers project, a partnership with Western University, Dalhousie University, the Musgamagw Dzawada’enuxw Tribal Council, University of Victoria, the Boas Indigenous Advisory Council and the American Philosophical Society Library and Archives.  [He is also an Advisor for the Canadian Digital Black Music Archives, and a consultant for Diversity and Inclusivity Workshops at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University.] He is also preparing research for First Nations in support of Specific Land Claims.