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Category Archives: Archaeology

Temporary Exhibit on Manitoba’s Fur Trade

For the past year Amelia Fay, Curator of HBC and I have worked on the development of a temporary exhibit on Manitoba’s Fur Trade. Although our collections are quite different, they certainly complement each other and each shed light on the Fur Trade. The archaeological material is generally things that were discarded or lost. The ethnographic materials from the HBC collection are the things kept and cherished. This exhibit compares…

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Public Archaeology Follow Friday

Hope you have enjoyed my blogs this week. Check out the videos and links on projects I have worked. The making of my birch bark canoe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFSjKRnUzVo Navigating a New World Teaching Material – Engineering Access Program http://mbaerospace.ca/mahrc/programs/birch-bark-canoe/ Where Engineering, Science and Art meet – The Birch Bark Canoe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwItUGW9VHM Videos in the Archaeology Lab with me December 2014 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZ-Ck4HvHZg November 2011 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCQgcMEhKjE

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Public Archaeology Press

Over the course of the past year I have been involved with a few publications highlighting Archaeology. Each is quite different, from public outreach to academic article to education online resources. The first is a book published by TMM called Stories of the Old Ones from the Lee River, Southeastern Manitoba: The Owl Inini, Carver Inini and Dancer Ikwe (2014). The publication is the result of many years of work…

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Upcoming Events – Public Archaeology

This year I was selected to be part of the Archaeological Institute of America’s (AIA) Lecutre Series. In October I travelled to Bozeman Montana to deliver a talk at the Museum of the Rockies. Next week February 23, 2015 I will be in Appleton Wisconsin giving a lecture called Don’t Let This Die with You: Pass This On to Others: Perspectives on First Nation Heritage and Archaeology. My lecture will be at…

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Public Archaeology – What Should have been in The News

Today’s post is a bit of a stretch for the theme public archaeology in the news, since media did not pick up on our recent work. The project most deserving of media attention would be the teaching resources recently released for the book Pisim Finds her Miskanow. Educational resources now available for Pisim Finds her Miskanow, a nationally awarded publication. The centre for research in young people’s texts and cultures (CRYTC)…

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Noteworthy Public Archaeology

A number of events have occurred this past year that are noteworthy. The book Pisim finds her Misknaow won a public commnunications award from the Canadian Archaeological Association in May 2014. This national award recognizes archaeology publications that engage the general public. Two display cases were produced for the Sagkeeng First Nation Heritage Centre. The exhibits were unveiled at the Heritage Centre on May 12, 2014. Two Eagles Cache Education Exhibit showcases…

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Society of American Archaeology Public Education Committee

For the week of February 16 – 21st the Society of American Archaeology has selected Manitoba as the featured province on their Public Education Committee outreach. I will be posting blogs each day on the themes. Monday is Noteworthy Public Archaeology – successful event Tuesday is Public Archaeology in the News – what got reported on in the news or what should have been Wednesday is Public Archaeology Events – upcoming…

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A short video featuring our collection

A few weeks ago the museum produced a short video featuring some key aspects of our archeological collection. It has been recently published in our YouTube channel:

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Mini-Diorama Opens

Yesterday the Museum launched a spectacular new mini-diorama in the Grasslands/Mixed Woods Gallery. The exhibit highlights the incredible talent of diorama artist Betsy Thorsteinson. Betsy along with Debbie Thompson, Ruth Dowse and countless volunteers worked on the project. The diorama highlights four separate scenes: a mid winter camp in Duck Mountain, moving camp in late winter, early spring maple sugar camp and fishing camp in late spring. These scenes represent an Anishnaabe…

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Pīsim finds her Miskanow

I have to share with you about the results of a wonderful project that I have been working on for the past 6 years…actually more like 20… In 1993, the remains of a woman were found at Nagami Bay (Onākaāmihk) west shore of Southern Indian Lake. The following year, community members from South Indian Lake and archaeologists worked together to recover our ancestor in a respectful and honourable way. The…

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