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.
2021-2026 Insight Grant, Social Sciences and Humanities Council of Canada
2015 - 2020 Insight Grant, Social Sciences and Humanities Council of Canada
2012 - 2015 Insight Development Grant, Social Sciences and Humanities Council of Canada
2011 Killam Small Operating Grant, University of Alberta