Betty Charlie & Clifford Hall Award

The Betty Charlie and Clifford Hall award celebrates Indigenous individuals or collectives (Elders’ groups, communities) who have made deep and significant contributions to the discipline of archaeology. Betty Charlie and Clifford Hall are Sq’ewlets people who have committed their adult lives to caring for and sharing knowledge about the archaeology and ancestors of S’ólh Téméxw, the land, waterways and world of Stó:lō-Coast Salish people of the Fraser Valley of British Columbia. Betty sadly passed away in the fall of 2022.

Candidates for this award are dedicated to the history and heritage of particular cultural places and landscapes, and their descendant communities, which may be their own, and are invested and involved in their preservation, care, stewardship, and the transmission of knowledge about them. They may be community historians, knowledge-keepers, and/or Indigenous archaeologists, and are role models in their communities of practice. Candidates need not be CAA members.

A nomination package will include a letter of introduction that highlights the nominee’s (or nominees’) achievements; a dossier displaying their contributions through formal or informal publications and/or evidence of their participation in field schools, archaeological research, activities that draw Indigenous and archaeological communities closer together, or other ways they have enriched the discipline of archaeology; and letters of support from active CAA members. The award will be announced during the awards ceremony at the CAA Annual Meeting. Recipients will be presented with a plaque. Nominators are encouraged to celebrate the award at a convenient location for the recipient(s) in a culturally appropriate manner.

Deadline for Nominations: March 15 of each year

Nominations should be sent to the CAA President: