September News from the SAS

The Archaeology Centre (1-1730 Quebec Avenue) is currently closed. Staff can be reached via email or by phoning the office (306-664-4124). If you are leaving a phone message, please allow at least 48 hours for staff to reply.

Office Closures:
September 6 – Labour Day
September 13 – in lieu of Saturday Board meeting

September 30 is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation as decreed by the Government of Canada. It addresses the TRC Call to Action #80: “We call upon the federal government, in collaboration with Aboriginal peoples, to establish, as a statutory holiday, a National Day for Truth and Reconciliation to honour survivors, their families, and communities, and ensure that public commemoration of the history and legacy of residential schools remains a vital component of the reconciliation process.” This day is also Orange Shirt Day.

Chapter News

Prince Albert Historical Society: All museums are closed the September Labour Day weekend. Winter hours and access start September 7th. Please contact the Curator / Manager at 306-764-2992 or email curator@historypa.com to make an appointment for a small group or family tour of our museums during the off-season.

All Points Saskatchewan Archaeological Society:

Point Us in the Right Direction Book Campaign

We’re raising funds to publish “Saskatchewan Projectile Points: An Indigenous Perspective and Guidebook” (working title). Donors giving $100 or more will receive a free copy of the book; all donors will be acknowledged inside the book. 
 
Visit our profile on Canada Helps to donate. Our campaign will remain active until September 30. You may also call the office or mail in a donation at any time. 
 
This comprehensive guidebook will describe:
• projectile point styles recovered, dates, attribute list, geographical range, with actual size colour photos;
• Indigenous perspectives on artistry of points; extensive knowledge system of stone material properties and animals hunted; connection to land; and
• current legislation and regulations governing archaeological heritage, and importance of responsible and respectful stewardship.