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Anita Prest is Assistant Professor of Music Education in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction at the University of Victoria (British Columbia, Canada). Prior to her appointment, Anita taught K-12 music for 20 years in rural and metropolitan settings. Her current research, in collaboration with Dr. J. Scott Goble and funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Council of Canada (SSHRC), examines the ways in which public school music educators in British Columbia, together with First Nations community members, facilitate the appropriate embedding of local Indigenous knowledge, pedagogy, and cultural practices in music classes. Her doctoral research, also supported by SSHRC, focused on the growth and contributions of bridging social capital to rural vitality via school-community music education partnerships.