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  • 25 Jan 2018 12:41 PM | Anonymous

    APA's Board of Directors has discussed ways to involve and integrate our peers who are working to improve cultural resource management from First Nations perspectives and thus passed a motion to create a new membership category for First Nations Consultation Staff, with another new category soon to come for First Nations Archaeological Liaisons.

    MOTION to adopt the membership category of First Nations Consultation Staff; intended for full time First Nations employees working on archaeological materials, archaeological issues and/or liaison co-ordination for their Nation.  Included in this category may be cultural archivists, administrators who work largely with archaeological projects or with training and co-ordinating First Nations archaeology liaisons. Membership documentation will consist of authentication of full time employment by an Ontario First Nation.  The First Nations Consultation Staff member will be able to vote on any APA issues, and be eligible to serve on the Board of Directors.

    ** if you are a member who wishes to change your membership to this category, log on to the website and click on 'View Profile', then select 'Change' to start the process.  Read up on the requirements for this membership category on the Membership Categories page.

    ** if you wish to join APA Ontario at this membership level, start with the Become a Member tab.

    ** note that members who belong to the First Nations Consultation Staff category are eligible to vote and run for office with APA's Board of Directors, and that nominations are open now until February 4th! **

  • 18 Jan 2018 10:31 AM | Anonymous
    Applications for this year's two Student Bursaries will be accepted until 11:59pmEST on Wednesday January 31st.

    Student members!  Don't miss out!  The application process is simple and the bursaries are worth $750 each.

    Read on: Student Bursary Awards

  • 30 Dec 2017 11:26 PM | Anonymous

    Members, check your email inboxes for your copy!

  • 24 Dec 2017 10:11 PM | Anonymous

    *New*

    + Duty to Consult, Engagement and Williams Treaty First Nation Treaties: report from the December 15th Workshop by Julie Kapyrka

    + Student Bursaries: deadline to apply is January 31st

    + Ask MTCS: add some questions to the list and all members will benefit

  • 24 Dec 2017 10:08 PM | Anonymous

    APA and Curve Lake First Nation partnered to present APA members with valuable information about the engagement process and the archaeologists' responsibilities when conducting an archaeological assessment.

    To read about the event and the details of the topics covered, log in and go to the 'First Nations Contacts and more' tab.


  • 19 Dec 2017 9:05 PM | Anonymous

    Position Title: Administrative Assistant(s)

    Closing Date: December 22, 2017

    Position Description: Contract position reporting primarily to the APA Secretary/Treasurer

    Who May Apply: a student currently enrolled full-time or part-time in an archaeology-related university discipline or college program who is a member in good standing of APA, regardless of membership category.

    For more information, log in and visit the APA Job Bank.


  • 07 Dec 2017 9:19 PM | Anonymous

    The Duty to Consult, Engagement, and Williams Treaty First Nation Treaties workshop is fast approaching -- next Friday -- and spots have filled fast. 5 additional spots have been added to increase the capacity to 35 people! Don't miss out on this highly informative and timely session.

    Head to the Events tab for additional details.

    ** New Member Incentive: become a member now and attend this workshop, then receive a refund equal to 50% off your 1-year membership fee!  Tell your colleagues if you are already a member.  Become A Member

  • 04 Dec 2017 9:20 PM | Anonymous

    The APA invites contributions from any members interested in publishing short (500-750 word) articles or updates related to archaeological projects, methodology or issues currently facing the industry.  Contributions from student members are particularly encouraged, and could relate to current or past research or field experiences. 

    APA Newsletter 2017(2) will be released later this month so it is requested that contributions be submitted no later than December 18th
    Submissions received after this date will be considered for the spring/summer issue.  


    Longer research papers should be directed to the APA Occasional Paper Editor, Scott Hamilton, at shamilto@lakeheadu.ca

    Please direct submissions to Newsletter Editor Jeff Dillane at members@apaontario.ca


  • 29 Nov 2017 8:40 PM | Anonymous

    Hello, I am conducting a brief questionnaire as part of my MA research at Western University, and would like to ask any professional archaeologists who work (or have worked) in Ontario‚Äôs Cultural Resource Management sector to answer a few questions about excavating 19th century domestic sites, specifically about cellar features.

    This questionnaire only takes about two minutes, and has four questions, mostly multiple choice, with an option to leave additional comments if you wish to do so. Your collective answers will form aggregate data that will be used to help frame current mindsets and methodologies when assessing this important feature type. Your identity will be kept confidential.

    Thank you to those that will participate. Please click on the Survey Monkey link below to be directed to the questionnaire.

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2JNBBG7

    Corbin Berger


  • 25 Nov 2017 9:41 PM | Anonymous

    The Association of Professional Archaeologists (Ontario) and Curve Lake First Nation will bring this timely workshop for members on the Duty to ConsultEngagement, and Williams Treaty First Nation Treaties.  

    Time: Friday December 15, 2017  11:00 - 3:00 p.m. Where: Curve Lake First Nation ~ Community Centre, 20 Whetung Street East

    APA members only, space is limited, cost is $40.00 per person.

    Elder Doug Williams will conduct the Opening and Closing. 

    Senwung Luk of Olthuis, Kleer, Townshend, LLP  (Toronto office) will speak to archaeologists' responsibilities within the realm of the Duty to Consult and Approval Authorities (learn where you fit in!) and will take questions.

    Dave Mowat, Scugog Island First Nation, will speak on Understanding WTFN Treaties.

    For additional information and to learn how to register, click here to visit the Events page.


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