NunatuKavut Research Forum coming up on March 24-25, 2022
NCC will be hosting an exciting NunatuKavut Research Forum on March 24-25, 2022! The theme is “Preserving and Sharing our History in NunatuKavut.”
It will be a virtual event with in-person hubs in Port Hope Simpson, Cartwright and Happy Valley-Goose Bay. Space at the in-person hubs may be limited. Please register by March 23, 2022 to confirm your participation.
Virtual and Port Hope Simpson Registration:
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Happy Valley-Goose Bay Registration:
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March 24 Sessions
9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Archaeological Work in NunatuKavut with Lisa Rankin, Professor and Research Chair, Department of Archaeology, MUNL
Between 2003 and 2013 Lisa, her students and research assistants from Cartwright recorded and excavated multiple Inuit archaeology sites in Sandwich Bay helping to explain the Inuit history of the region between the 16th and 20th centuries. Come and find out what they learned and what the future plans are for archaeology in southern Labrador.
Heritage Resources and Repatriation: Research, research, and re-search with Deirdre Elliot, PhD Candidate, Department of Archaeology, MUNL
Report on repatriations research, including a preliminary inventory of Inuit heritage resources from southern Labrador, experiences and challenges in repatriation efforts, and recommendations for the future.
How Citizen Science Can Play an Important Role in Archaeology with Lisa Rankin, Professor and Research Chair, Department of Archaeology MUNL and Jamie Brake, Provincial Archaeologist, Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts and Recreation, Government of NL
Have you ever wondered how archaeologists do their jobs? Come learn about the basic protocols we use, why they are important and why it is more important than ever in this period of rapid climate change that we learn about the archaeological sites you have found in and around NunatuKavut communities. Bring your photos (or email them to Shandy Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org) and we will tell you how to best report and protect them for future generations.
March 24 Evening Session
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Preserving Meaningful Memories with Donna Teasdale, Conservator, Department of Archaeology, Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador
Donna Teasdale is a Conservator with the Department of Archaeology at MUNL. She has a degree in archaeology and a diploma in Collections, Conservation and Management from Fleming College. At Memorial, Donna works closely with the archaeologist to make sure that the artifacts they excavate are stabilized for display and storage. Each artifact has a story to tell, and the preservation of these artifacts is her main task.
Come learn about what Donna does and why it is important. Following her presentation Donna will take questions about caring for your own family heirlooms. If you have photographs, slippers, baskets, tools, or other items that you would like to learn how to care for please email photos in advance of the talk email@example.com.
March 25 Sessions
9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Launch of NunatuKavut Inuit History Project with Dr. Amy Hudson, Governance and Strategic Lead, NunatuKavut Community Council and Dr. Andrea Procter, NCC Researcher
Join Dr. Amy Hudson and Dr. Andrea Procter as they introduce a project to document and celebrate NunatuKavut history and way of life, as told by our people. This project will engage the traditional knowledge and perspectives of people from across Nunatukavut. Over the coming months, they will host sessions that will engage community members in discussion about places and topics that are important to you. We invite you to share stories, photos, or other items, collected over the years.
Launch of NunatuKavut Community History sessions with Dr. Amy Hudson, Governance and Strategic Lead, NunatuKavut Community Council and Dr. Andrea Procter, NCC Researcher
Feel free to bring photos or anything else you would like to share about your connection to your home/traditional places.
Our Time Over There: Memories of the Muddy Bay and Lockwood Boarding Schools with Dr. Andrea Procter, NCC Researcher
Join Dr. Andrea Procter as she shares the draft of a new book about the boarding schools in Muddy Bay and Lockwood. This book, Our Time Over There, is an NCC Inuit Education resource, and contains stories from former boarding school students and their families. She will welcome any suggestions about changes or stories and photos to add.