Join us on Friday, December 7th at 7:00 pm in Room 132 of the Archaeology Building (55 Campus Drive) for our Christmas lecture! Dr. Ernie Walker (Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Saskatchewan) will be presenting “The Hope and Promise of Wanuskewin Heritage Park Part 2: An Update”. All are welcome! Feel free to bring some holiday goodies to share!
Abstract: The Hope and Promise of Wanuskewin Heritage Park Part 2: An Update
The transcendent nature of Wanuskewin Heritage Park from a small cattle ranch to a potential World Heritage Site is an epic Canadian story that has captured the imagination of a diverse segment of the community both regionally and nationally. In a previous presentation to the SAS, the Wanuskewin Project was discussed in terms of the history of Park development, ongoing archaeological research, and future plans. Since that time, a number of dramatic events have taken place including the tremendous success of the Thundering Ahead National Campaign and inclusion of the Park on the UNESCO Tentative List for World Heritage Site inscription. This presentation is intended to provide an update of current developments and activities at the Park as well as a preview of what lies ahead.
Dr. Ernie Walker is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Saskatchewan. Born in Saskatoon, he completed his Bed, BA (Hons), and MA at the U of S. In 1980, he completed his doctorate at the University of Texas. Dr. Walker is a highly accomplished university professor, plains archaeologist, and forensic anthropologist. He was the driving force behind the establishment of Wanuskewin Heritage Park and currently plays a key role in the revitalization and expansion of the park. He has received many honors and awards, including the Saskatchewan Order of Merit in 2001, the Order of Canada in 2004, and the 3M Teaching Fellowship in 2007.