Moving Forward while Looking Back: How Archaeological Organizations are Responding to Reconciliation

Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 9:10am to 11:10am
Ambassador D
Today, most territories and provinces have some type of membership based organization that functions to further the discipline and bring people together with an interest (avocational and/or professional) in archaeology. These organizations have a long history in our country and sometimes played a pivotal role in the emergence of a "Canadian Archaeology". A reality is that most of Canadian Archaeology is based on the material cultural of Indigenous peoples, yet many organizations have not always included Indigenous voices and perspectives. This session is an exploration of how organizations like these are responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada's Calls to Action, and provides a venue to discuss some of the current challenges and opportunities faced by these important but often under-funded organizations.
  • Amber Zimmerman-Flett (President, Manitoba Archaeological Society)
  • Tomasin Playford (Executive Director, Saskatchewan Archaeological Society)