Association of Professional Archaeologists


  • 29 Mar 2010
  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Quality Hotel and Conference Centre, Oshawa
9:00-9:30 Registration
9:30-9:45 Traditional Opening
9:45-10:15 Archaeological Assessments within the Municipal Planning Process – Overview
Ministry of Tourism and Culture’s “Engaging Aboriginal Communities in Archaeology: A Draft
Technical Bulletin for Consultant Archaeologists in Ontario” – Summary
10:15-10:30 Melissa Dokis from Curve Lake to introduce Consultation Coordinators and Archaeological
Liaisons in Williams Treaty First Nations.
10:30-10:35 Feature Trailer for upcoming video on “First Nations’ thoughts on archaeology”.
10:35-10:50 Break
10:50-12:00 Doug Williams – is a Mississauga Anishinaabe Elder from Curve Lake First Nation and is of the
Pike Clan. Doug is a Pipe Carrier, Sweat Lodge keeper and a Ceremony leader. He considers himself a trapper,
a hunter, a fisher and a warrior. Doug will be speaking about the history of the Mississauga peoples in Ontario
from an Anishinaabe perspective, notions surrounding the idea of respect in the construction of history, the
importance and sacredness of the land, and the re-affirmation of place names and sites.
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:00 Mark Douglas – is an Ojibwa of the Loon Clan and lives in Mnjikaning First Nation. He is a
Dreamer, Storyteller, father and grandfather. Mark is a founding member of the Mnjikaning Fish Fence Circle (18
years). The Fence is a recognized heritage site of the largest wooden fish weirs in North America dating 5000
winters old. Mark is dedicated to the educational and cultural preservation of this National Historic Site. He will
be speaking about his experiences with archaeologists and Parks Canada with regard to the Fish Fence and
relationship building and meaningful partnerships that are integral to the process for upholding respect for
Anishinaabe cultural beliefs.
2:00-2:15 Break
2:15-3:15 Mark Phillips – is an Ojibwa Traditional Teacher who now calls Nogojiwanong (Peterborough)
home. He is of the Turtle Clan and has been a Ceremonial Conductor for 35 years. Mark has dedicated his life
to the protection, preservation and continuation of Indigenous Knowledge. Mark will be speaking about the
cultural components that intersect with archaeology and touch upon the Anishinaabe concept of death
(men’s teaching), burials and beliefs.
3:15-3:30 Break
3:30-4:30 Wendy Phillips – is an Ojibwa from Wasauksing First Nation and is Eagle Clan. She is the
Executive Director of Nogojiwanong Friendship Centre in Peterborough. Wendy is a keeper of Traditional
Knowledge. She is devoted to ensuring the integrity of Traditional Indigenous Knowledge and its transmission to
future generations. Wendy will speak about the cultural components that intersect with archaeology,
specifically the Anishinaabe concept of life (women’s teaching), items found in the ground, and address stories
referring to the context of the workshop.
4:30 Closing Prayer
The support of the Government of Ontario, This workshop has been organized by the
through the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Association of Professional Archaeologists in
is acknowledged. partnership with Curve Lake First Nation.
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