Judith C. Thompson, Ph.D.
Edōsdi ushye. Tałsetān didene hots’ih. Tsesk’iye esdā tsehi. Tlabānotine hots’ih ja’ sini.
My name is Edōsdi, which means “someone who raises up pets and children.” My clan is crow and my crest is frog. What I’ve written in Tahltan is who I am and where I’m from, which is similar to locating oneself when carrying out Indigenous Research. It is a way of identifying my voice – of being accountable to the communities and people I’m working with.
I was born and raised in Lax Kxeen (Prince Rupert, BC) and I continue to make it my home, along with Lheidli (Prince George, BC).