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.



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IPIA Speaker Series Returns!

Please join us on Monday, October 17, 2022 from 6-7pm MST, as we welcome the return of our IPIA Speaker Series.

Our first speaker is Dr. Paulette Steeves, whose talk, title "Un-Erasing the Indigenous Paleolithic: Re-Writing the Ancient Past of the Western Hemisphere (the Americas)", will discuss rewriting and un-erasing Indigenous histories as a part of healing and reconciliation transforming public consciousness, and confronting and challenging racism. Registration is required.



IPIA Swag Sale!

The IPIA has teamed up with the U of Alberta Bookstore to offer IPIA branded shirts and sweaters for a limited time! A portion of the proceeds from each sale goes back to support the IPIA. 

The is a pre-sale that will run from September 19th, 2022 until October 17th, 2022 9:00 am MT. As this is a pre-sale, items will be available for pick up/shipping 4 to 6 weeks after the sale closes.

Order yours today! 


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