Cultural Heritage Initiatives Coordinator
Nicole Smith is an archaeologist, educator, speaker, and author. Over the last 2 decades, research and fieldwork have taken her across British Columbia, Northwest Territories, and most recently to Tierra del Fuego in southernmost Argentina. She has worked with over 20 First Nations communities throughout coastal BC and various colleagues to broaden the knowledge about coastal heritage sites; especially clam gardens and archaeological sites over 10,000 years old. Her teams’ results have been published internationally and recognized in the media, and she has written a book for young people, Dig Deep: Connecting Archaeology, Oceans and Us, published by Orca Book Publishers.
Nicole is excited to bring her expertise to the Ocean Decade and to support coastal communities across the Northeast Pacific.