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.
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.