Camosun expresses its sorrow and stands alongside the Tk’emlúps te Secwepemc

Camosun College is horrified by the news that the remains of 215 children have been found in the grounds of the former Kamloops Residential School, which sat on the traditional territory of the Tk’emlúps te Secwepemc. Our hearts go out to the families and communities who were and are directly affected by this news and by the original loss of their children. We are all affected. This affirms Camosun’s commitment to redressing the impact of our shared history. In memory of these children, Camosun flags on both campuses will be lowered.

Nicole Kilburn

Faculty/staff profile

Program Leader, Instructor

Nicole Kilburn



Y 213

MA Anthropology

Anthropology, Archaeological Field Assistant, Indigenous Studies

School of Arts and Science

While I teach various elements of anthropology, I am first and foremost an archaeologist. I am really interested in the political and economic aspects of social interaction in complex societies and have specialized in the ancient cultures of Mesoamerica and the American Southwest. I have done a lot of fieldwork in Belize and throughout the western United States, and have spent four years as a contract archaeologist in cultural resource management. Since starting my teaching career at Camosun College in 2002 I have developed very productive and meaningful relationships with local First Nations communities and am very committed to making archaeology relevant to the public in general but descendant communities in particular.