From Truth to Reconciliation:
Redefining Archaeology in Ontario
November 17th - 19th, 2017
Brantford, Ontario
OAS Symposium 2017 - Preliminary Schedule
OAS Symposium 2017 - Preliminary Schedule
Friday November 17, 2017
12:00 Registration Opens
Registration Opens
1:00 Nations United
Bell Room - 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
1:00 Drone Workshop
Seminar 3 - 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
5:00 Opening Reception
Grand Ballroom - 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Saturday November 18, 2017
8:00 Saturday Book Room
Pauline Johnson Room - 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sessions Archaeology in the Age of UNDRIP and the TRC
Chair: Gary Warrick & Paul General
Grand Ballroom
Archaeological Collections: Strategies, Solutions and Benefits
Chair: Megan Brooks and Paula Whitlow
Gretzky Room

Paula Whitlow (Woodland Cultural Centre)
9:00 Paul General
Archaeology in the Age of UNDRIP and TRC
Stefanie Mackinnon
Artifact Curation in the Context of Decolonization
9:20 Carolan Wood (University of Toronto Mississauga), Jubal Jamieson (Haudenosaunee Development Institute)
Teaching Ethics and Building Alliances in the classroom through Indigenous ways of knowing
Richard Gerrard (City of Toronto)
Learning from Legacy Collections
9:40 Rick Hill
Restoring Indigenous Cultural Patrimony
Tara Montague and Kayliegh Speirs (Rainy River First Nations, Kay-Nah-Chi-Wah-Nung Historical Centre)
Repatriation, Digitization, and Engagement: Addressing Challenges faced by First Nations Communities in Reclaiming their History
10:00 Coffee Break
10:20 Megan DeVries, Mark LaForme, and Andrew Hinshelwood
Cultural Stewardship Through In-Field Participation: A Case Study of the MNCFN’s Field Liaison Representative Program
Stacey Girling-Christie (Canadian Museum of History)
Managing CMH Archaeological Collections: A Challenging Carousel
10:40 Louis Lesage (Nation Huronne-Wendat)
Huron-Wendat Archaeological Heritage: The Long Road to Ownership
Cathy McGirr (Bruce County Museum) and Doran Ritchie (Saugeen Ojibway Nation)
Museums & Indigenous Collections
11:00 Dena Doroszenko (OHT), Beth Hanna (OHT), Sean Fraser (OHT)
Protecting Sacred sites in Ontario
Caitlin Coleman (ASI )
Best Practices for Archaeological Collections: A Cultural Resource Management Perspective
11:20 Joshua Dent and Neal Ferris
When it isn’t about Archaeology: Indigenous Heritage, Treaty Rights and Archaeology as Accommodation In Law
Anne Taylor (Curve Lake First Nation)
11:40 Neal Ferris and Joshua Dent
When it isn’t about Archaeology: Archaeological Practice as Accommodation
Scott Martin (Sustainable Archaeology)
The Stew Leslie Collection: Working with an Avocation Archaeologist’s Legacy Collection at Sustainable Archaeology McMaster
12:00 Presidents’ Lunch Meeting
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Session: Poster Presentation
Pauline Johnson Room
Sessions Not Terminal: The Archaeology of Indigenous Peoples After the Arrival of Europeans
Chair: Matthew Beaudoin
Grand Ballroom
Archaeological Collections: Strategies, Solutions and Benefits
Chair: Megan Brooks and Paula Whitlow
Gretzky Room
1:20 Matthew Beaudoin (TMHC)
What is Pre-Contact? Thinking Through Non-Diagnostic Lithic Scatters
Johanna Rowe (Heritage Professional) and Wendy Peterson (Michipicoten First Nation)
The Michipicoten First Nation Artefact Story – The Challenges of Coming Home
1:40 William Fitzgerald
Ceded but not Abandoned: A Heads-up for Compliance Archaeologists and MTCS
Meagan Brooks (MTCS)
Archaeological Collections in Museums: Legislation, Guidance and Ontario’s Culture Strategy
2:00 Jacqueline Fisher and William Fitzgerald
The River Mouth Speaks: European Traders in Saugeen Ojibway Territory
Meagan Brooks
Roundtable Discussion
2:20 Craig N. Cipolla (Royal Ontario Museum), James Quinn (Mohegan Tribal Historic Preservation Office), Jay Levy (Mohegan Tribal Historic Preservation Office)
In Search of Survivance Stories: Eighteenth-Century Households on the Mohegan Reservation
Meagan Brooks
Roundtable Discussion
2:40 Coffee Break
3:00 Gary Warrick (WLU)
Indigenous Land Use in the Grand River Watershed 1800 -1851
Session: People of Curve Lake First Nation - Gretzky Room
Inaakonigewin Andaadad Aki: Michi Saagiig Treaties. Defining Relationships between Peoples
3:20 Eric Tourigny
Minimum Sample Sizes, Recovery Techniques and the Reporting of Animal Bones from Historic Period Assemblages
People of Curve Lake First Nation

People of Curve Lake First Nation

4:00 OAS ABM
Gretsky Room

6:00 Grand Ballroom
Gretzky Room
Anti-Banquet Party
Sunday November 19, 2017
8:00 Sunday Book Room
Pauline Johnson Room - 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Sessions Contributed Papers
Chair: Bonnie Glencross
Bell Room
Developing Regulations and Standards for Non-Shipwrek Cultural Resources in Ontario
Chair: Elizabeth Sonnenburg
Hillier Room
9:00 Bonnie Glencross and Gary Warrick
European-Made Glass Beads: Collection Techniques and Implications for Dating Sites
Tynan Pringle (McMaster University)
Methods and Application of Core Scanning: Analytical Possibilities of the ITRAX Core Scanner in Ontario Archaeology
9:20 Mackenzie Armstrong (Trent University)
Digital Comparative Collections: The Solution to In-field Resources?
Lisa Sonnenburg (Stantec Consulting), Joe Boyce (McMaster University), Ashley Lemke (University of Texas at Arlington), and John O'Shea (University of Michigan)
Prehistoric Underwater Archaeology in the Great Lakes Region
9:40 Meagan Brooks (MTCS)
What the heck is a MOOC? Archaeological Professional Development for all licence levels, budgets and interests.
James Conolly
Historic Waterways and Wetlands in the Kawarthas: Shifting Baselines and Ongoing Impact of Settler Colonialism
10:00 Coffee Break
10:20 Cassandra Hamilton (TRCA)
The Sébastien Site: An Examination of a Middle Ontario Iroquoian Village
Elisabeth Servello and Scott McWilliam
The Sobering Cold Truth about Pukaskwa Pits
10:40 Jordan Jamieson (MNCFN), Sarah Clarke (ARA), Ayla Mykytey (NDA)
Mush Hole Archaeology
Meagan Brooks (MTCS) and Heather Kerr (MTCS)
Submerged Archaeological Resources and the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport

Scarlett Janusas
Search for the AVRO Arrow Models

Lisa Sonnenburg
Roundtable Discussion

Lisa Sonnenburg
Roundtable Discussion
12:30 Mohawk Chapel & Village Tour
12:30 pm to 4:00 pm – $30
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