Next week researchers from the Arctic Studies Center will be traveling to Halifax to attend the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Archaeological Association and present some of the research that has been occupying them of late. We hope to see many of you there.
Stephen Loring will be presenting a paper entitled: Observing the Pleistocene in Nitassinan: the Archaeology and Ethnography of Caribou Hunting Dynamics in the Interior of Labrador, in a session organized by Tim Bernard, the Director of History and Culture for the Confederacy of Mainland Mi'kmaq. The session is entitled: New Developments in Late Glacial Archaeology and Geology in Northeastern North America
Bill Fitzhugh will be presenting a paper in a session in honor of one of the most influential researchers in the Eastern Canadian Subarctic and Northern New England, David Sanger of the University of Maine. This session was organized by Alice Kelley (University of Maine), M.A.P. Renouf (Memorial University of Newfoundland) and Brian Robinson (University of Maine). It is entitled: From Coast to Coast: Session in Honour of David Sanger. Bill's paper is entitled: Seals, Sea Ice, and Paleoeskimos: Environmental Factors Controlling Dorset Boundaries South of Labrador
Chris Wolff co-organized a session with Don Holly of Eastern Illinois University entitled: Current Archaeology on the Island of Newfoundland. He has co-authored two papers with Don Holly and John Erwin (Provincial Govt. of Newfoundland and Labrador) in this session regarding work they have been conducting in Southeastern Newfoundland at the Stock Cove Site. The papers are entitled: Stock Cove Revisited: Recent Research and Reevaluation of the Dorset Occupation of the Stock Cove Site, Southeastern Newfoundland and Stock Cove West: A Little Passage/Beothuk site in Trinity Bay, Newfoundland.
Unfortunately they are all scheduled at around the same time on Thursday, the 19th, so hard decisions will have to be made. We hope you can attend at least one of our papers and look forward to seeing everyone at the conference.
Stephen Loring's long-standing research relationships with the Tshikapisk Foundation (an Innu experiential educational initiative) centered at the Tshikapisk facility at Kamestastin (Lake Mistastin on many maps of Labrador) is referenced in an article on an outreach project (partnering with Saint Mary's University in Halifax) that ran a film program for Innu youth last spring.
Hank Rich, Kirby Mistenepeo, Prote Poker and Sebastian Piwas part of the Innu Guardians Program at Kamestastin Franziska von Rosen (film teacher) with Antonia Jacobish, Nympha Byrne and Sebastien Rich filming at Kamestastin.