Truth First: Indigenous Archaeology as Restorative Justice

When and Where

Friday, September 29, 2023 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
William Doo Auditorium
New College
45 Willcocks Street


Professor Kisha Supernant


Members of the U of T community are invited to attend an important conversation in recognition of Orange Shirt Day and Canada’s National Truth & Reconciliation Day, Truth First: Indigenous Archaeology as Restorative Justice, with Professor Kisha Supernant (Métis/Papaschase/British). 

Professor Supernant will discuss her research using ground-penetrating radar to identify the sites of potential unmarked graves at former residential schools and her work with Indigenous communities to preserve these sites. 

Design for Orange Shirt Day with text Every Child Matters
U of T’s 2023 Orange Shirt Day icon was designed by MJ Singleton, an Ojibwe, two-spirit student from Migisi Sahgaigan First Nation.

An award-winning teacher, researcher, and writer, Professor Supernant is the Director of the Institute of Prairie and Indigenous Archaeology and a Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Alberta.  Her research interests include the relationship between cultural identities, landscapes and the use of space, Métis archaeology, and heart-centred archaeological practice. 

Registration is required. This talk will include an audience Q&A and will be followed by a light reception. This is an in-person event. For more information, please contact the events team

Presented in collaboration with the Faculty of Arts & Science, Dean's Office; Department of Anthropology; Centre for Indigenous Studies; and New College.