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ASA:Edmonton AGM 2018

posted Feb 15, 2018, 7:51 PM by ASA - Edmonton Centre   [ updated Feb 15, 2018, 7:52 PM ]

It's been another big year for the ASA!
Come to the annual general meeting mini-conference for a summary of what the ASA did in 2017/18, and a preview of what's in the works for 2018/19.

  • Tuesday March 13th, 7 PM
  • Edmonton Public Library Strathcona Branch (our normal lecture room)
  • Doors & Refreshments at 6:30, Presentations begin at 7:00, post AGM social at 8:30
  • Presentations on:
    • Brazeau Reservoir survey
    • Fort Edmonton Field Days
    • Viking Burial Field Trip
    • 2018 ASA Conference
    • 2018 Event plans
  • Executive Elections
  • Volunteer Opportunities
Executive Positions
Nominations are now open for the 2018/19 Executive and Board

We're especially looking for Board Members from the general public and indigenous communities. If you have experience and ideas to share, we want them.  Several executive and board members will be moving on or taking on new roles this year.

Our business meetings are on the 1st Thursday of each month.

Executive Roles Elected at the AGM

  • President: ex officio member of all committees, preside over meetings, charged with the general affairs of the society, calls board meetings.
  • Vice President: Presides over meetings in the president's absence, assists in general affairs and organization of events.
  • Secretary: attend all meetings of the Society and the Board, take notes or minutes of all meetings, have charge of the seal, manage correspondence, send out monthly emails with past meeting minutes, notice of meetings, meeting agendas. Formally responsible for membership records & dues (with support of Membership Secretary).
  • Treasurer: receive & deposit all monies, account for the funds of the society & keep books, present an audited statement at the Annual Meeting.
  • Directors (3): vote at board meetings, participating in control and management of the business and affairs of the society, attend board meetings at least once every three months.
  • Auditors (2): Audit & approve financial statements in March 2018.
Volunteer Positions
  • ASA Executive Committee Rep: Member of the Provincial Society Board, direct the activities of the Provincial ASA, Attend Provincial ASA meeting (3 per year), Attend ASA:Edmonton Exec meetings, Liaise between Provincial Society and Centre.
  • Membership Secretary: Assist the Secretary by collecting membership registrations and dues at events, keeping membership records up to date.
  • Speaker Series Chair: Organize annual speaker series, communicate and coordinate with speakers for each event, introduce speakers
  • Edmonton Archaeology News editor: Compile and distribute monthly archaeology news and announcements, write reports of ASA events and activities.
  • Book Table / Fundraising Chair: Manage book table at events, track and report sales to Treasurer, look for additional fundraising opportunities.
  • Facebook Editor: Post official ASA facebook announcements, seek out and share archaeology news and other content that may be of interest to membership.

Other Volunteer Opportunities
  • Organization Liaisons: Are you a member of another heritage organization (UAAU, AGAS, MASS, EDHC, another ASA Centre, university department, etc.) and can formally act as a Liaison between our organizations?
  • Social media editors: Are you a Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram or snapchat junkie?
  • Speaker Series A/V Tech: Do you know how to record, edit and distribute podcasts or youtube videos?
  • Event Organizers: Plan and organize a workshop or other event for SAS members
  • Information table volunteers: volunteer to provide information about the SAS, ASA and Alberta archaeology at SAS and other events
  • Conference volunteers: Many volunteers needed to help plan and run speaker session, poster session, and other conference events in April 2018.

To volunteer for any of these roles, email arkyedmonton@gmail.com

December 13, 2017 - Ice Age Horses of Alberta

posted Dec 8, 2017, 11:02 AM by ASA - Edmonton Centre

Please join us for the December installment of our Fall/Winter lecture series!  Christina Baron-Ortiz of the Royal Alberta Museum will be presenting on her research into Ice Age Horses in Alberta.

When:  7:00pm on December 13, 2017
Where:  Strathcona Branch of the Edmonton Public Library
                (8331 104 Street, Edmonton, Alberta)
Cost:  FREE!!!

We use tickets via Eventbrite to help us make sure we have enough room for everyone who wishes to attend.  There is no cost associated with reserving your spot via Eventbrite.

November 8, 2017 - Matteis Ranch Field School Adventures

posted Nov 2, 2017, 12:14 PM by ASA - Edmonton Centre

Join us for the November Installment of the 2017/2018 Lecture Series.  Jennifer Hallson, Christina Poletto and Eric Tebby of the University of Alberta will be presenting on this summer's excavation at the Matteis Ranch Field School.

When: 7:00pm on Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Where:  the Strathcona Branch of the Edmonton Public Library
            (8331 104 Street, Edmonton, Alberta)
Cost: Free!!!

October 11, 2017 Speaker: Bruce Cutknife

posted Oct 11, 2017, 12:16 PM by ASA - Edmonton Centre

Tonight is the October installment of the 2017/2018 Lecture Series.  Bruce Cutknife of Samson Cree Nation will be presenting his talk on Alberta Place Names.

When:  7:00pm Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Where:  the Strathcona Branch of the Edmonton Public Library
            (8331 104 Street, Edmonton, Alberta)
Cost:  Free!!

September 26, 2017 Speaker: Dr. Kim TallBear

posted Sep 22, 2017, 11:51 AM by ASA - Edmonton Centre

Please join us for the September installment of our 2017/2018 Lecture Series.  Dr. Kim TallBear of the University of Alberta will be presenting her talk "Anthropology, Genomics and Whiteness."

When:  7:00pm Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Where:  the Strathcona Branch of the Edmonton Public Library
                (8331 104 Street, Edmonton, Alberta)
Cost:  Free!

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The 2017/2018 Lecture Series Has Arrived!

posted Sep 12, 2017, 2:26 PM by ASA - Edmonton Centre

The speaker series has been finalized and we are happy to announce this season's round of speakers!  This year we are moving the talks to the Strathcona Branch of the Edmonton Public Library, as the new arena downtown has made parking a challenge at MacEwan University.  We are also no longer holding talks on the third Thursday of every month, so check out the poster below for dates!  All our talks still start at 7:00pm in the new location.

It's looking like a great line-up of speakers, so we hope to see you there!

National Aboriginal Day, Wednesday June 21, 2017

posted Jun 20, 2017, 7:57 PM by ASA - Edmonton Centre

Looking for stuff to do in the Edmonton region?  The Strathcona Archaeological Society has gathered a list of events for National Aboriginal Day that are taking place over the next few days.  Go out and celebrate the rich culture and deep history of local First Nations and Métis peoples!   

To follow along online, head over to twitter and check out the hashtags #NAD2017, #NationalAboriginalDay, #NationalAboriginalHistory, #Canada15000 and #NADCanada

Whether you participate from home, the office, or in person, we hope you have a great day! 

The City of Edmonton website has a list of events taking place throughout the week.  You can check them out here:  https://www.edmonton.ca/attractions_events/schedule_festivals_events/national-aboriginal-day.aspx


APTN Aboriginal Day Live is taking place on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 in Victoria Park, with activities starting at 6:00am and running until sunset.  If you are unable to attend in person, the event (as well as other events across Canada) is being aired on the APTN network, as well as live streamed on their website http://aboriginaldaylive.ca/edmonton/.


The Art Gallery of Alberta will be offering free admission all day long, showcasing two special exhibition tours, a beading workshop, and a film screening.  Visit http://www.youraga.ca/aga-events/national-aboriginal-day/ for more details.


The Indigenous Relations Ministry (http://indigenous.alberta.ca/ ) of the Alberta Government has issued a document listing activities across the province.  The document can be found here http://indigenous.alberta.ca/documents/NAD-Events-Alberta-June-2017.pdf?0.276972591644153


Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (https://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1100100013248/1100100013249) has a list of events across Canada, including in the Edmonton region. 


Other Upcoming Events:

Ermineskin Cree Nation has a powwow in a couple of weeks, running from June 30 to July 2, 2017.  Details can be found here http://calendar.powwows.com/events/ermineskin-cree-nation/ and here https://www.ermineskin.ca/


 Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation has a powwow coming up, running from July 14 to 17, 2017.  Details can be found here http://calendar.powwows.com/events/alexis-nakota-sioux-nation/ and here http://www.alexisnakotasioux.com/

March 16, 2017: Public Project Talks and AGM

posted Mar 10, 2017, 9:41 AM by ASA - Edmonton Centre

All interested participants in the Strathcona Archaeology Society are invited, and in this meeting our paying members to get updates on the status of the Strathcona Archaeology Society and will elect the executive for the upcoming year.

When:  March 16, 2017.  Refreshments are available beforehand, doors open by 6:30PM.
Where: Archaeology Lab, Room 7-333, MacEwan University, Downtown Campus
       Get Tickets Via EventBrite Here

Join us for the Annual General Meeting of the Strathcona Archaeology Society. We will be discussing the current state of the archaeological society, holding executive elections, giving field reports on our major workshops field events and we will be giving updates on our 2017/2018 plans.

Kurtis Blaikie-Birkigt will be giving the president's report and updates on workshops and events that were held over the 2016/2017 year. Kurt will also be giving the treasure's report for 2016/2017 year.

Kathy Gadd will be giving a report on our speaker's series.

Amandah van Merlin and Madeline Coleman will be giving a report on the Brazeau Survey, held in May.

Alexandra Burchill will be giving a report on the White Spruce Forest Survey, held in July.

Kurt Blaikie-Birkigt will be giving updates on the 2017/2018 plans.

Then we will be holding the Elections of the executive and announcing volunteer opportunities for members

February 16, 2017 Speaker: Bruce Cutknife

posted Feb 15, 2017, 1:48 PM by ASA - Edmonton Centre   [ updated Feb 16, 2017, 9:20 AM ]

Please join us for the February installment of the Winter 2016/2017 Lecture Series.  Bruce Cutknife of Samson Cree Nation will be presenting a talk on Residential School history,

When:  February 16, 2017 at 7:00 PM; refreshments available beforehand, doors usually are                 open by 6:30PM
Where: Archaeology Lab, Room 7-333, MacEwan University, Downtown Campus
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Bruce Cutknife is a member of the Samson Cree First Nation in Maskwacis, Alberta. Bruce has been an educator, radio host, and director of education while working on a number of projects that relate to Cree Culture and Cree history. Bruce has also done extensive research on First Nations History and Residential School History and Alberta place names. Bruce has been instrumental in the collection and archiving of the Cree language and the local history in Alberta. In his down time, Bruce likes to engage in his interests of photography, music, archery, travel, traditional music, and dance.

The history of Residential Schools have been absent in the Canadian Education System and the vast number of Canadians were not aware of their existence and subsequently damage that it has caused within First Nation Communities.  With the Royal Commission on Aboriginal People and the Truth and Reconciliation Hearings legacy of Residential Schools are now known to the Canadian public and is the subject of much discussion.  The process of reconciliation begins with the understanding and realizing the extent of the damage done by removing children from their parents, their homes and their communities. 

Edited Feb. 16, 2017 to include abstract.

January 19, 2016 Speakers: Aaron Wilson, Caroline Hudecek-Cuffe, Pamela Mayne Correia and Ron Lameman

posted Jan 19, 2017, 12:47 PM by ASA - Edmonton Centre

Please join us for our January installment of the Winter 2016/2017 Lecture Series.  Aaron Wilson, Caroline Hudecek-Cuffe, Pamela Mayne Correia and Ron Lameman will be presenting on their work at the Viking Burial Site (FgOw-2).

When:  January 19, 2017, 7:00 PM
Where:  Archaeology Lab (room 7-333), MacEwan University, Downtown campus

The Viking Burial Site (FgOw-2):  A Collaborative Undertaking to Excavate and Reinter an Historic Burial in Central Alberta

The recent excavation and re-interment of an historic burial in the Viking area was a collaborative undertaking involving the Historic Resources Management Branch of Alberta Culture and Tourism, representatives from the Confederacy of Treaty 6 First Nations and Treaty 7 Management Corporation, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, the RCMP, and landowners Brian and Dolores Rozmahel.

This presentation will provide details about this cooperative project and how throughout the excavation and reburial process, guidance on cultural protocol and ceremonies was sought from representative Elders and Treaty organizations. We will also outline the results of the excavation and provide interpretations arising from analysis of the skeletal remains and associated cultural material, all in an attempt to place the burial within an historic context.

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