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Anita Prest is Assistant Professor of Music Education in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction at the University of Victoria, Canada. Her current research projects examine the ways in which music educators and Indigenous culture bearers in British Columbia have facilitated the appropriate embedding of local cultural practices in music classes, and the factors that must be considered in the creation of appropriate Indigenous vocal music resources (in partnership with the Victoria Native Friendship Centre). Both studies are supported by the Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). Anita teaches music education courses to both secondary music specialist and elementary generalist teacher candidates. Anita has presented papers in Canada, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, the United States, and the United Kingdom. Prior to her appointment at the University of Victoria, Anita taught K-12 music for 20 years in rural and metropolitan settings.