Archaeological Liaison Training Session – 2019

The Algonquins lived in present-day Ontario for thousands of years before Europeans arrived. Today, the Algonquins of Ontario (AOO) Settlement Area includes an area of more than nine million acres within the watersheds of the Kitchissippi (Ottawa River) and the Mattawa River in Ontario, the unceded territory that covers most of eastern Ontario, including Ottawa, and most of Algonquin Park.

In July 2009, the AOO, Canada and Ontario entered into a Consultation Process Interim Measures Agreement. This Agreement sets out a one window approach for Canada and Ontario to consult with the Algonquins of Ontario on proposed activities or projects in Algonquin Territory while our negotiations are ongoing. The AOO Consultation Office in Pembroke serves as this one window.

This Consultation Process Interim Measures Agreement and the Consultation Office are providing the AOO with an unparalleled opportunity to express the interests of the AOO in relation to virtually every public sector development in the Settlement Area. As negotiations move forward, the AOO continue to be key participants in the development of land, resources and public policy throughout the Settlement< Area. These initiatives are enhancing the Algonquin presence across the Settlement Area.

As part of these efforts the AOO are being asked to engage in archaeological fieldwork across the< Settlement Area. As these demands are rapidly increasing we require trained Archaeological Liaisons to participate in a variety of projects during the annual field seasons.

To build our capacity to participate in this fieldwork the AOO are hosting an Archaeological Liaison be introduced to the theories, concepts, and methods that archaeologists use to study the artifacts of past cultures. This training will provide participants with a heightened understanding of the academic language used by Field Directors, while also providing the support needed to apply to become licensed with the Ontario Ministry of Culture as an Avocational Archaeologist.

Registration is Limited – Reserve your space now!
Only 20 spaces are available! Confirm your participation by contacting your local Algonquin
Negotiation Representative or the Algonquins of Ontario Consultation Office by e-mail at no later than 2 PM on Friday January 18, 2019.