February News from the SAS

The Archaeology Centre (1-1730 Quebec Avenue) is open Monday to Thursday by appointment only. If you would like to stop by, please email or call ahead (306-664-4124) to set up an appointment with a staff member. Visitors will be required to wear masks in the office. Disposable masks are available in the office. All staff are also available via email Monday to Thursday from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm.

The SAS office will be closed for staff training on Tuesday, February 2nd.

Chapter News

All Points Saskatchewan Archaeological Society: With permission of film maker, John Houston, APSAS will present the just released film, Atautsikut, Leaving No One Behind. See how the Cree and Inuit of Nunavik in Northern Quebec, through cooperative movements overcame economic oppression. Prior to the APSAS presentation we encourage you to meet John, gain an appreciation for the people, their connection to the land and to provide the background for Atautsikut. Watch the YouTube interview/documentary with Adventure Canada at your convenience in the comfort of your own home. Join APSAS on Wednesday, February 24th at 7:30 pm to view the film. Contact Alice for the Zoom information. APSAS is selling a pandemic cookbook!

Archaeology and Anthropology Students’ Association: The AASA is having a book sale! Check out this list of books that they have available. Books are first-come, first-served and by donation. Pickup is available in Saskatoon or Three Hills, Alberta. Shipping is available with the cost to be paid by the purchaser. Please contact the AASA for further information, to determine pickup/drop-off/shipping, and to purchase books!

Prince Albert Historical Society: The Historical Museum will continue to be open Monday to Friday (covid-dependent).  The other museums (Education, Corrections and Diefenbaker Historic Site) are open by appointment.  Archives Week Feb 8-12th will be celebrated online. This will be completely digital with a virtual tour and Facebook live Q&A session on Thursday at 2 PM, it will also be recorded for future reference. 

Regina Archaeological Society: The RAS is having their AGM on February 16th at 7:30 pm via Zoom. Please contact Alice for the Zoom information.

Saskatoon Archaeological Society: The Saskatoon Chapter is pleased to have Maiah Tratch (University of Manitoba) present on her thesis research on February 19th at 7:00 pm. Zoom details are available by emailing the Saskatoon Chapter or on their Facebook group page.

Annual Gathering

The conference will include both a Keynote Speaker and Address as well as a special Heritage Panel. Abstracts should be submitted to the SAS by February 12, 2021. Student presenters are eligible for our Keith Lewis Memorial Presentation Award (undergraduate and graduate level). More information and how to attend will be available via the SAS website.