Evelyn Pickering

About Evelyn Pickering

Evelyn Pickering is currently seeking her PhD in Sociocultural Anthropology with a focus in Applied Anthropology at the University of Arizona.  

Selected Publications

Pickering, Evelyn

2015. Prioritizing Values:  Negotiating the Interface Between Tradition and Development with Water Exportation in Dominica. The Applied Anthropologist. 35 (2): 4-10.

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Zedeño, Maria Nieves and Evelyn Pickering

N.D. Kainai Nation (Blackfoot) Traditional Land Use/ Land Claims Study in Alberta, Canada. Report Prepared for The Blood Tribe - Kainai First Nation. Tucson: Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology, University of Arizona.

Stoffle, Richard, Hannah Johnson, Kathleen Van Vlack, Katherine Brooks, Jennie Delfs, and Evelyn Pickering

N.D. Kaibab Paiute Aboriginal Water Use Study. Report Prepared for the Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians. Tucson: Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology, University of Arizona.

2017

Stoffle, Richard, Evelyn Pickering, Katherine Brooks, Kathleen Van Vlack, and Christopher Sittler

2017. Ethnographic Overview and Assessment for Canyonlands National Park. Prepared for the National Park Service. Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.

2016

Stoffle, Richard, Evelyn Pickering, Katherine Brooks, Kathleen Van Vlack, and Christopher Sittler

2016. Ethnographic Overview and Assessment for Arches National Park. Prepared for the National Park Service. Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.

2015

Stoffle, Richard, Katherine Brooks, Evelyn Pickering, Christopher Sittler and Kathleen Van Vlack

2015. Climate Change Impacts on American Indian Traditional Use Plants and Culture at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Prepared for Dusty Shultz, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Project Number PPMWMWROC4. Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology. Tucson: University of Arizona.

Van Vlack, Kathleen, Richard Stoffle, Christopher Sittler, Evelyn Pickering, Katherine Brooks

2015. Ethnographic Evaluation of Effigy Mounds National Monument. Prepared for the National Park Service. Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.

2013

Van Vlack, Kathleen, Richard Stoffle, Evelyn Pickering, Katherine Brooks, Jennie Delfs.

2013. UnavNuquaint: Little Springs Lava Flow Ethnographic Investigation. Prepared for the National Park Service. Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology, University of Arizona, Tucson AZ. 

Pickering, Evelyn

2014. The Social Construction of Water in Dominica, and how it has Impacted Use and Exportation. MA Thesis. The University of Arizona. 

Courses Taught

Summer 2018- Online Instructor- ANTH 315 World Ethnography Instructor of Record for an intensive online summer session course

Spring 2018- Teaching Assistant- ANTH 160D2 Origins of Human Diversity (M. Rowe) Responsibilities for this course included grading and leading a discussion section of approximately 20 students.

Summer 2017- Online Instructor- ANTH/AIS 347 Native Peoples of the Southwest Instructor of Record for an intensive online summer session course

Spring 2017- Teaching Assistant- ANTH 160D2 Origins of Human Diversity

(M. Rowe) Responsibilities for this course included grading and leading a discussion section of approximately 30 students.

Fall 2016- Teaching Assistant- ANTH 160A Patterns in Prehistory (M. Rowe) Responsibilities for this course included grading and leading a discussion section of approximately 60 students.

Spring 2014- Teaching Assistant- ANTH 200 Cultural Anthropology (B. Williams) Responsibilities for this course included grading.

Fall 2013- Teaching Assistant- ANTH 106A Patterns in Prehistory (D. Triadan) Responsibilities for this course included grading and leading a discussion section of approximately 30 students. 

Projects

Reaching Environmental Sovereignty through Cultural Resilience: The Blackfeet Water Compact, Blackfeet Indian Reservation, Montana

·       Scoping July 2017

·       One field session of collaborative research with representatives from the Blackfeet Tribe of Montana (2018)

Archaeological Survey of Four Horn Lake and Old Agency, Blackfeet Indian Reservation, Montana

·       One field session of collaborative research with representatives from the Blackfeet Tribe of Montana (2018)

Billy Big Springs Archaeological Excavation, Blackfeet Indian Reservation, Montana

·       One field session of collaborative research with representatives from the Blackfeet Tribe of Montana (2017)

Kainai Nation (Blackfoot) Traditional Land Use/ Land Claims Study in Alberta, Canada

·       (2017-present)

Consultant for the Southern Paiute Consortium Monitoring Program of the Colorado River and Grand Canyon as part of their participation in the Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Program

·       One field session with representatives from the Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians and Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah (2016)

Ethnobotany and Traditional Ecological Knowledge at Buffalo National River, Arkansas

·       One field session with the Medicine Keepers of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma (2015-2016)

Ethnographic Overview and Assessment of Canyonlands National Park, Utah

·       Five field sessions with representatives from Pueblo of Zuni, the Hopi Tribe, the Southern Ute Indian Tribe, Navajo Nation, the Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah, and the Kaibab Band of Paiute Indian (2015-2016)

Ethnographic Overview and Assessment of Arches National Park, Utah

·       Four field sessions with representatives from Pueblo of Zuni, the Hopi Tribe, the Southern Ute Indian Tribe, Ute Indian Tribe-Uintah and Ouray, the Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah, and the Kaibab Band of Paiute Indian (2014-2016)

Social Construction of Water, Use, and Exportation in Dominica

·       Two field sessions (2013-2014)

Ethnographic Evaluations and Traditional Cultural Property Nomination, Effigy Mounds National Monument, Iowa

·       Two field sessions with representatives from Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska, Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, Crow Creek Sioux Tribe, and Ho-Chunk Nation (2013-2016)

Climate Change Impacts on Odawa Contemporary Use Plants and Culture at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Michigan

·       Two field sessions with representatives from Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, and Little River Band of Ottawa Indians (2013-2015)

Kaibab Paiute Aboriginal Water Resource Study, Kaibab, Utah

·       Two field sessions with representatives from Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians (2012-Present)

Ethnographic Review for Solar BrightSource Hidden Hills Project (2012)

Lake Powell Pipeline Cultural Site Mitigation, Southern Paiute Tribe

·       Two field sessions with representatives from Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians (2012-2013)

Unav-Nuquaint Little Springs Lava Flow Ethnographic Investigation, Arizona

·       One field session with representatives from Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians (2012)

University of Arizona Primate Studies Field School in Rwanda (2011)

Research Interests

The Blackfeet Water Compact has a potential for cultural revitalization. This dissertation research will investigate the correlation between cultural resilience, water repatriation, and environmental sovereignty as interpreted through Indian water rights law. For the Blackfeet, water is a cultural resource: it is central to the group's identity and philosophy as it sustains notions of being in the world, forms of knowledge acquisition and transfer, and social ordering schemes. A century of water development on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation has created physical and spiritual barriers to traditional water use and veneration, shifting the materiality of water from natural bodies of holy water to dams and irrigation canals. This research will apply concepts from Indigenous philosophy, cultural resilience theory, historical trauma theory, decolonization theory, and Indian water rights law to fully assess the impact of government-mandated resource extraction on Blackfoot water rights and cultural reproduction. 

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Degree(s)

MA in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Arizona in December 2014

BA in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Arizona in May 2012