This video explores Indigenous perspectives in the field of archaeology. For too long, archaeology has been dominated by non-Indigenous people exploiting archeaological sites that are important and sacred to Indigenous Peoples. As noted in the video, "It is not a one-sided relationship anymore." The field is changing, with more Indigenous Peoples taking an interest in becoming archaeologists so that there is Indigenous oversight and a real Indigenous presence in this work. The video explores how Indigenous knowledge and archaeology can "lift each other up."
The authors gratefully acknowledge that the unceded territories of the Mi’kmaq, Wolastoqiyik, Peskotomuhkadi, and all First Peoples of these territories made this lesson plan possible. The rich cultural history of these Peoples established the sites that we study.
|Cora Woolsey||Postdoctoral Fellow||University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB|
|Patsy McKinney||Executive Director||Under One Sky Friendship Centre, Fredericton, NB|
|Nancy Oakley||Mi'kmaq and Wampanoag Artist||Eskasoni First Nation|
|Richard Zane Smith||Wyandot Artist||eastern Oklahoma|
|Verlé Harrop||NCCIE Regional Lead, Atlantic Canada||Fredericton, NB|
|Length of Video||16:11 minutes|
|Is there content in this video that is inappropriate to show young children? No|
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