Tshikapisk Foundation, Innu Nation and St Mary's University complete successful archaeology and caribou studies program at Kamestastin
Posted 24 October 2006, 1:34 pm NDT
In partnership with St Mary's University and Innu Nation Tshikapisk hosted a 4 week long training program in archaeology and caribou studies from September 19th to October 17th. For the first two weeks (timed to coincide with the presence of caribou at Kamestastin) the participants took part in a series of activities around caribou knowledge and Innu cultural practises. The second two weeks were devoted to instruction in ancient Innu history and heritage conservation and protection. The latter included archaeological survey techniques and the identification and protection of Innu historic sites. An important part of the program at Kamestastin during the September/October 2006 work involved youth "at risk" from Natuashish. Several new sites were identified during the program, of which two of the most important were identified by the Natuashish participants.