George Nicholas is a professor of archaeology at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia. He was the founding director of Simon Fraser University’s Indigenous Archaeology Program in Kamloops (1991?2005). He has worked closely with the Secwepemc and other First Nations and has directed a community-based, community supported archaeology program on the Kamloops Indian Reserve for fifteen years. He co-directs a group of 50 international scholars and 25 partner organizations in the International Property Issues in Cultural Heritage Project, funded by the Canadian Social Science and Humanities Research Council. Nicholas served as editor of the Canadian Journal of Archaeology, co-editor of the World Archaeological Congress Research Handbooks in Archaeology series, and of the volume At a Crossroads: Archaeology and First Peoples in Canada. Claire Smith is President of the World Archaeological Congress.