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  • 19 Jan 2019 2:31 PM | Anonymous

    Both the TRC and UNDRIP highlight the need to include the oral histories and traditional knowledge of Indigenous Peoples within narratives that describe and characterize Indigenous pasts.

    Ontario archaeologists have yet to integrate this must needed component to interpretations of the archaeological record. Oral histories and Indigenous Knowledge can offer comprehensive contextual layers when elucidating past realities. Current archaeological interpretation in Ontario is fairly limited to its Euro-Canadian paradigm and methodologies, but can be expanded to include a more balanced approach and generate more complete understandings of the past. 

    Join us for an educational workshop where Anishinaabeg Elders and Knowledge Holders will share some historical teachings and cultural knowledge with the APA. In the spirit of relationship building and reconciliation, it is hoped that this information sharing session will promote the application of Indigenous knowledge and oral traditions to archaeological interpretations and subsequent narratives in Ontario.

    Further details will be announced soon! 

    If you want to be alerted directly about the event details and registration, send a quick email to

  • 09 Jan 2019 4:18 PM | Anonymous

    Happy New Year!  The APA Executive members are pleased to congratulate recent recipients of the Student Bursary and the Radiocarbon Date Merit Award.  Many thanks to the APA members who have been donating to the Student Bursaries, and many thanks to A.E. Lalonde Laboratories who provide the AMS C14 analyses for our member awards.

    To read more about these members and their research, follow the links below.

    2018-19 Post-Secondary Student Bursary: Josh Garrett

    2018 Radiocarbon Date Merit Award: Daniel Smith

  • 14 Dec 2018 12:49 PM | Anonymous

    Contact if you have a sample that needs dating!

  • 03 Oct 2018 5:24 PM | Anonymous
  • 28 Sep 2018 6:16 PM | Anonymous

    We have updated the dates for several of our awards as follows:

    The Student Bursary Awards have been extended to October 31st, 2018.

    The Conference Travel Award has been extended to November 30th, 2018.

    The Radiocarbon Date Award has been extended to December 15th, 2018.

    Get your applications in for a chance to win!

    - APA Board of Directors

  • 04 Aug 2018 9:55 PM | Anonymous

    APA members should have received their Summer 2018 Newsletter via email -- if you did not receive your copy, send a quick message to or visit our Member News tab to download the .pdf

  • 27 Jul 2018 10:37 PM | Anonymous

    One of APA's Student Admin Assistants has combed the internet to see which Land Use Planning Tools have been utilized for each of the Upper Tier, Lower Tier and Single Tier municipalities in Ontario (up-to-date as of Dec.2017/Jan.2018).

    Start your search in the 'Online Resources' tab.

  • 27 Jul 2018 10:31 PM | Anonymous

    Now, APA members can log in to the members' only tab for 'First Nations Contacts and More' and follow the link to a database of last-known contacts for each Nation that was compiled by one of APA's Student Admin Assistants in Dec.2017/Jan.2018.  

    The tab also contains info for some Consultation Contacts as confirmed individually by APA's Director of First Nations Relations.

    Explore this handy information to start your Engagement process at 'First Nations Contacts and More'.

  • 13 Jul 2018 9:30 PM | Anonymous

    We are now on Twitter! You can follow us @APA_Ontario for all the latest updates from the APA and happenings in archaeology in Ontario. 

    We're excited to participate in out first Twitter event on July 18th, "Ask An Archaeologist Day". So follow along with the hashtag #AskAnArchaeologist The idea is simple, those who want to know more about archaeology ask questions using #AskAnArchaeologist and archaeologists answer them.

  • 08 Jul 2018 9:47 PM | Anonymous

    Dear Members,

    The following correspondence written by the APA Executive members has been posted to

    - letter regarding the release of PIF information to First Nations, Municipalities and other organizations (June 9, 2017)

    - letter regarding the expanded release of PIF information (July 1, 2018)

    Thank you to those members who submitted their thoughts and concerns about MTCS's plan to expand the release of PIF information -- your input greatly assisted the APA Executive and was included in our consolidated response to the Ministry.

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