Exploring Métis Identity Through Archaeology (EMITA)

I am currently the PI for a SSHRC funded collaborative project combining new archaeological data from Métis over-wintering settlements with ongoing historical, geographic, and archival research at the University of Alberta. We have developed relationships with the Métis Nation of Alberta and the Métis community in Saskatchewan to do collaborative research on overwintering sites, locations where Métis families would have built cabins and spent the winter hunting bison over the latter half of the 19th century.

 

Over the past several summers, we have mapped and test excavated sites in both Saskatchewan and Alberta. We are currently working on combining archaeological data with digitally stored archival and historical information to explore where, when, and how the Métis Nation created a Métis cultural landscape that connected different geographic realms of the western Canadian interior.

Funding:

2021-2026          Insight Grant, Social Sciences and Humanities Council of Canada

                              Amount: $235,000

2015 - 2020        Insight Grant, Social Sciences and Humanities Council of Canada

                              Amount: $302,609

2012 - 2015        Insight Development Grant, Social Sciences and Humanities Council of Canada

                             Amount: $74,908

2011                    Killam Small Operating Grant, University of Alberta

                            Amount: $6,877