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  • 07 Dec 2017 9:19 PM | Anonymous

    The Duty to Consult, Engagement, and Williams Treaty First Nation Treaties workshop is fast approaching -- next Friday -- and spots have filled fast. 5 additional spots have been added to increase the capacity to 35 people! Don't miss out on this highly informative and timely session.

    Head to the Events tab for additional details.

    ** New Member Incentive: become a member now and attend this workshop, then receive a refund equal to 50% off your 1-year membership fee!  Tell your colleagues if you are already a member.  Become A Member

  • 04 Dec 2017 9:20 PM | Anonymous

    The APA invites contributions from any members interested in publishing short (500-750 word) articles or updates related to archaeological projects, methodology or issues currently facing the industry.  Contributions from student members are particularly encouraged, and could relate to current or past research or field experiences. 

    APA Newsletter 2017(2) will be released later this month so it is requested that contributions be submitted no later than December 18th
    Submissions received after this date will be considered for the spring/summer issue.  

    Longer research papers should be directed to the APA Occasional Paper Editor, Scott Hamilton, at

    Please direct submissions to Newsletter Editor Jeff Dillane at

  • 29 Nov 2017 8:40 PM | Anonymous

    Hello, I am conducting a brief questionnaire as part of my MA research at Western University, and would like to ask any professional archaeologists who work (or have worked) in Ontario‚Äôs Cultural Resource Management sector to answer a few questions about excavating 19th century domestic sites, specifically about cellar features.

    This questionnaire only takes about two minutes, and has four questions, mostly multiple choice, with an option to leave additional comments if you wish to do so. Your collective answers will form aggregate data that will be used to help frame current mindsets and methodologies when assessing this important feature type. Your identity will be kept confidential.

    Thank you to those that will participate. Please click on the Survey Monkey link below to be directed to the questionnaire.

    Corbin Berger

  • 25 Nov 2017 9:41 PM | Anonymous

    The Association of Professional Archaeologists (Ontario) and Curve Lake First Nation will bring this timely workshop for members on the Duty to ConsultEngagement, and Williams Treaty First Nation Treaties.  

    Time: Friday December 15, 2017  11:00 - 3:00 p.m. Where: Curve Lake First Nation ~ Community Centre, 20 Whetung Street East

    APA members only, space is limited, cost is $40.00 per person.

    Elder Doug Williams will conduct the Opening and Closing. 

    Senwung Luk of Olthuis, Kleer, Townshend, LLP  (Toronto office) will speak to archaeologists' responsibilities within the realm of the Duty to Consult and Approval Authorities (learn where you fit in!) and will take questions.

    Dave Mowat, Scugog Island First Nation, will speak on Understanding WTFN Treaties.

    For additional information and to learn how to register, click here to visit the Events page.

  • 12 Nov 2017 8:58 PM | Anonymous

    New resources are available, including the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (2008) available for download in .pdf format, and links to the Supreme Court decisions for the Haida and the Taku cases re: Duty to Consult -- all on the public 'First Nations' tab. 

    For members, log in and head to Members Resources and 'First Nations Contacts' tab for recent additions to the contact information for Consultation Coordinators.

  • 09 Nov 2017 10:18 PM | Anonymous

    Deadline for comments fast approaching (November 17th) for "A Guide to Cultural Heritage Resources in the Land Use Planning Process"

    It has been brought to our attention that the document

    A Guide to Cultural Heritage Resources in the Land Use Planning Process

    is open for public comment until November 17th and may have large impacts on archaeology and heritage policy. Any comments submitted to APA by members will be part of a general submission and not identified to individual.

    For more details, to access the document, and for instructions about submitting comments directly to the Province follow the link below:

    APA's Board of Directors will be reviewing the document and preparing a response, and we hope to add many members' voices. Please reply with your thoughts to Cathy Crinnion (APA Secretary/Treasurer) at

  • 25 Oct 2017 11:10 PM | Anonymous

    Bill Finlayson, long-time APA member, has just published a 170 page popular book on the 2012-2014 total excavation of Patterson Village, a 19th century company town in Vaughan. It is available now in print and ebook format with iBook format soon.  To order a copy of The Archaeology of Patterson Village go to

    To read more, head to the Archaeology Research News tab.

  • 14 Oct 2017 9:49 PM | Anonymous

    Entries for the lottery are now being accepted until Friday October 20th, 2017 at 11:59pmEST.  To enter for a chance at winning one complementary AMS analysis, visit the Radiocarbon Awards tab.

  • 07 Oct 2017 8:24 PM | Anonymous

    Active members have been emailed their copy of APA's newest Newsletter -- check your spam folders if it is not in your inbox.

    Featured in this Issue


    Dr. Julie Kapyrka "Remembering Relationships: Mississauga and Wendat"

    Dr. James Conolly and Dr. Lawrence Jackson "Mound Building in Southern Ontario" (2017 CAA Session)

    Upcoming Award Deadline:

    Radiocarbon Date Lottery Draw: entries due by October 15, 2017 (one AMS date to be randomly awarded from the entries received)


    Members in need of renewal: log in and visit your Profile page to renew and receive your copy of the Newsletter as well as many other benefits of membership. Note that only active members are eligible for the AMS C14 Lottery -- entry deadline is only 1 week away!

  • 27 Sep 2017 10:11 PM | Anonymous

    DigConnect, APA's Job Bank notification system, is up and running with posted job ads.  Log in and visit the APA Job Bank tab, or subscribe to receive direct emails by visiting your "My Profile" page.

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