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We publish news here related to ongoing liaison engagement with First Nations Communities and the APA following these guidelines:

Resources Supporting Best Practices in Consultation or Engagement with First Nations.

The MTCS Standards and Guidelines for Consultant Archaeologists includes direction on 

Aboriginal engagement. As a service to members, this section of the APA website will list and provide links to a number of documents providing advice on Consultation or Engagement protocols that have been developed by First Nations, Treaty Organizations or Tribal Councils for use by development proponents and government agencies.

For the protocols listed, APA will seek confirmation that they have been formally adopted by the concerned First Nations, Treaty Organizations or Tribal Councils. Wherever possible, the listed protocol also includes reference to the Band Council Resolution or motion that formally adopted the protocol. Members are advised to seek current information on engagement directly from the contacts listed.


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Disclaimer Last updated: April 27, 2017

Communities Consultation Point Person

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> WILLIAMS TREATY FIRST NATIONS Consultation Contacts as of May 1, 2017:

Alderville First Nation

Skye Anderson 1-905-352-2662

P.O Box 46

11696 2nd Line Road

Alderville, ON K0K 2X0

Beausoleil First Nation

Susan Copegog 1-705-247-2051 x 256

11 O-Gema Miikan

Christian Island, ON L9M 0A9

Curve Lake First Nation

Kaitlin Hill and Julie Kapyrka 1-705-657-8045 x 222

22 Wiinookeeda Street

Curve Lake, ON K0L 1R0 (Kaitlin) (Julie) 

Hiawatha First Nation

Tom Cowie 1-705-295-7773 and Lori Loucks 1-705-295-7771

123 Paudash Street

Hiawatha, ON K9J 0E6 (Tom) (Lori)

Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation

Dave Mowat 1-905-985-3337 x 263

22521 Island Road

Port Perry, ON L9L 1B6

Chippewas of Rama First Nation

Shawna McKenzie 1-705-325-3611 x 1633

5884 Rama Road, Suite 200

Rama, ON L0K 1T0

Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation

Natasha Charles 1-705-437-1337

RR 2, Box N-13

Sutton West, ON L0E 1R0

  • 06 May 2017 12:34 PM | Anonymous

  • 03 Feb 2012 8:46 PM | Anonymous
    As part of its long term initiative to promote good communications between archaeologists and First Nations in Ontario, the APA and Curve Lake First Nation recently completed a one week training session for archaeological site liaison staff. Between March 8th and 11th, 2010, 15 First Nations students were intensively trained in cultural sensitivity, archaeological methods and theory, and culture history.

    Teaching staff included First Nations elders and experts including Doug Williams, Mark Phillips, Arthor Otskinau and Ned Benson as well as archaeologists Cathy Crinnion, James Conolly, Nick Gromoff, Michael Henry, Lawrence Jackson and Alistair Jolly.

    The newly trained liaison staff will be available to work on archaeological projects within traditional Williams Treaty First Nations' territories. Please contact the APA directly if you are in need of a liaison staff person.

    We would like also to express our gratitude to Chief Keith Knott of Curve Lake First Nation for approving the involvement of Curve Lake First Nation as a partner with the APA and especially Anne Taylor, Cultural Archivist and Melissa Dokis and Krista Coppaway of the Duty to Consult programme for their efforts to organize and make this programme such a success. A number of First Nations people are now Associate members of the APA and we are looking forward to lots of positive engagement in future.

    Originally Submitted by Lawrence Jackson
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