Senior Research Associate, Purdy Crawford Chair in Aboriginal Business Studies
Purdy Crawford Chair, Shannon School of Business
Office: Suite 105, 200 Churchill Dr, Membertou
Janice Esther Tulk is the Senior Research Associate with the Purdy Crawford Chair in Aboriginal Business Studies. Her current research is focused on the Membertou model for economic development, the Unama’ki partnership model, and best practices in Aboriginal economic development. Tulk’s research of the past ten years has revolved around Mi’kmaw music and culture. Her dissertation, titled “Our Strength is Ourselves”: Status, Identity, and Cultural Revitalization Among the Mi’kmaq in Newfoundland (Memorial University, 2008) explored the way in which contemporary music-making practices such as powwow were localized to express both Mi’kmaw identity and First Nations identity more broadly. She is currently authoring a book that examines the relationships between Mi’kmaw musical expressions, local soundscapes, and histories of encounter. Tulk is the recipient of a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship (2008-2010) and a SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship (Doctoral), and is a Fellow of the School of Graduate Studies, Memorial University of Newfoundland.