December Meeting Announcement

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.