Madeline Bronsdon Rowan was Curator of Education and Ethnology at UBC's Museum of Anthropology from 1975 to 1986, and taught in the Anthropology-Sociology Department from 1967. Her belief in the educational potential of museums of anthropology led to the creation of the Native Youth Program.
Indigenous Teenage Interpreters in Museums and Public Education describes the development of the Native Youth Project (NYP) at the Museum of Anthropology (MOA). This book shows how the students learned to give lectures and tours to museum visitors about their heritage and culture. Rowan’s account includes the voices of NYP students and MOA staff, and is reflective and honest.