John R. Welch has spent three decades facilitating research, resource management, and outreach partnerships with tribes in upland Arizona and New Mexico, as well as First Nations in coastal British Columbia. Welch served as the archaeologist and historic preservation officer for the White Mountain Apache Tribe from 1992 to 2005, and continues on the board of the Fort Apache Heritage Foundation, a tribally chartered non-profit he helped found in 1997. Welch joined the faculties of Simon Fraser University’s Archaeology Department and School of Resource and Environmental Management as a Canada Research Chair (tier 2) in 2005, and has published widely on opportunities and challenges at the interface of cultural and resource management in indigenous settings. Welch authored the 2011 nomination of the Fort Apache and Theodore Roosevelt School district as a U.S. National Historic Landmark. He edited Kinishba Lost and Found, a book on legacy collections from Kinishba Ruins National Historic Landmark published in 2013 by the Arizona State Museum. Welch’s Dispatches from the Fort Apache Scout: White Mountain and Cibecue Apache History Through 1881 was published by the University of Arizona Press in 2016.