Association of Professional Archaeologists

Michi Saagiig Oral History and Cultural Awareness workshop and AGM for APA Members

  • 30 Mar 2019
  • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • 123 Paudash Street, Hiawatha (Hiawatha First Nation Administrative Building)

Registration is closed

Association of Professional Archaeologists of Ontario invites members to an upcoming one-day event featuring a Workshop and the Annual General Members Meeting

for: APA members (existing and also new registrants at the door)

Registration fee for the workshop includes lunch.

Cost for existing members: $40

New members attending the workshop will receive a discount of 50% for their 1-year membership fee: 

- $40 + $10 = $50 for a new Student member 

- $40 + $25 = $65 for a new First Nations Liaison, Field Director or Associate member

- $40 + $37 = $77 for a new First Nations Consultation Staff or Professional member

Lunch will be catered on-site.  Please register by March 24th.

Maximum capacity is 30 members.  

* Attendance to the AGM portion of the day from 2pm-3pm is free. *

10am - 10:30am Welcome Table

10:30 - 2pm Workshop: Michi Saagiig Oral History and Cultural Awareness

Both the TRC and UNDRIP highlight the need to include the oral histories and traditional knowledge of Indigenous Peoples within narratives that describe and characterize Indigenous pasts.

Ontario archaeologists have yet to integrate this must needed component to interpretations of the archaeological record. Oral histories and Indigenous Knowledge can offer comprehensive contextual layers when elucidating past realities. Current archaeological interpretation in Ontario is fairly limited to its Euro-Canadian paradigm and methodologies, but can be expanded to include a more balanced approach and generate more complete understandings of the past. 

Join us for an educational workshop where Anishinaabeg Elders and Knowledge Holders will share some historical teachings and cultural knowledge with the APA. In the spirit of relationship building and reconciliation, it is hoped that this information sharing session will promote the application of Indigenous knowledge and oral traditions to archaeological interpretations and subsequent narratives in Ontario.

2pm - 3pm: APA Annual General Members meeting (*Note that remote attendance may be possible via Google Docs -- contact Cathy Crinnion before March 27th via if you would like remote access.)

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