October Meeting Announcement

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Join us on Fri­day, Octo­ber 21st at 7:00 pm in Room 132 of the Archae­ol­o­gy Build­ing on the U of S Cam­pus (55 Cam­pus Dri­ve) for our Octo­ber meet­ing! Shan­non Lan­drie-Cross­land will be our speak and pre­sent­ing on recent work at Round Prairie set­tle­ment near Saska­toon.  Her talk is titled, “Métis Tra­di­tion­al Knowl­edge on Land Use and Occu­pan­cy Study for the Round Prairie Set­tle­ment Land Base Areas”. All are wel­come to attend!

Abstract: This project was ini­tial­ly devel­oped through the Fed­er­al Government’s Duty to Con­sult process with Enbridge Pipeline. In Novem­ber 2014 Shan­non served as an Abo­rig­i­nal Con­sul­ta­tion Con­sul­tant for her com­mu­ni­ty. In March 2015, she applied to the Nation­al Ener­gy Board for inter­ven­er sta­tus on the Enbridge Line 3 Replace­ment Pro­gram and in April 2015 the appli­ca­tion was approved. In May 2015, Shan­non devel­oped a Métis Tra­di­tion­al Knowl­edge on Land Use and Occu­pan­cy Study for the Round Prairie Set­tle­ment land use area(s). In June 2015, the Round Prairie Ceme­tery had a Ground Pen­e­trat­ing Radar Sur­vey com­plet­ed on the Ceme­tery grounds. In Sep­tem­ber 2016, three arche­o­log­i­cal sur­veys were com­plet­ed on a pos­si­ble Overwintering/Hivernant Site of the Round Prairie Set­tle­ment Buf­fa­lo Hunters.

This study has allowed me to bring my pro­fes­sion­al skills and expe­ri­ence into my com­mu­ni­ty. Per­son­al­ly, this study is also help­ing me recon­nect with my ances­tors, my his­to­ry and my tra­di­tion­al land base.” — Shan­non Lan­drie-Cross­land, Inde­pen­dent Métis Con­sul­ta­tion Con­sul­tant