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.


IPIA Speaker Series!

Our next IPIA Speaker Series event, featuring Krista Ulujuk-Zawadski will be held on Thursday, February 24th 2022, from 5pm - 6pm MST. Krista is an Inuk researcher that has worked to connect Inuit communities with museum and archival collections in an effort to foster knowledge sharing. Her talk, titled ""Collecting from Within: Inuit Knowledge and Collections" discusses the intersections between Inuit knowledge systems, archival materials, and genealogical work through sewing and beading practices in her communities. Register for the talk here!


2023 IPIA Field School

Applications for the 2023 IPIA Field School in partnership with the Métis Nation of Alberta will open on January 16th, 2023. Applications will remain open until February 24th, 2023. For more information, and to apply for the field school, please see the 2023 Field School page.


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