The Institute of Prairie and Indigenous Archaeology (IPIA) is an Indigenous-led institute with a commitment to continuing to support Indigenous-engaged archaeological research, to developing pedagogical approaches to integrating Indigenous ways of knowing and being into archaeological teaching and training, and to changing cultural heritage policies in response to the needs of Indigenous communities in western Canada. The IPIA is the first of its kind in Canada and the first Institute focused on Indigenous archaeology in the world.

Statement for the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is a day to honour and acknowledge the children who attended residential schools, their families, and communities. It is a day to remember relatives, both living and lost, and centre the truths that Indigenous peoples have been telling for generations. 

For settlers, it is a day of learning and listening. The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is an opportunity to show solidarity with Indigenous peoples and learn how to be a good relation by seeking out educational resources and opportunities to better understand the realities that Indigneous peoples face every day. 

We encourage everyone to engage in the various events, activities, educational resources, and ceremonies in ways appropriate to your own circumstances, some of which are highlighted below, and to carry these teachings into the future. Though the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation marks a period of reflection and action, we walk the path of reconciliation not just today, but everyday.





IPIA Speaker Series!

Our next IPIA Speaker Series event, featuring Dr. Deondre Smiles speaking about Landscapes of Indigenous Cultural Resource Preservation, will be held on Monday, December 5 2022, from 6pm - 7pm MST. Registration is free and can be found at this link.



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