September News from the SAS

September 30 is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and is also known as Orange Shirt Day – “a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission (SJM) Residential School (1891-1981) Commemoration Project and Reunion events that took place in Williams Lake, BC, Canada, in May 2013. This project was the vision of Esketemc (Alkali Lake) Chief Fred Robbins, who is a former student himself. It brought together former students and their families from the Secwepemc, Tsilhqot’in, Southern Dakelh and St’at’imc Nations along with the Cariboo Regional District, the Mayors and municipalities, School Districts and civic organizations in the Cariboo Region. The events were designed to commemorate the residential school experience, to witness and honour the healing journey of the survivors and their families, and to commit to the ongoing process of reconciliation.” (

Office Closures:
September 4 – Labour Day
September 11 – in lieu of Board meeting

The office will be closed from September 18-30 inclusive as staff prepare the next 3-year budget application.

Starting October 1 to December 31, 2023 the office will only be open Tuesday to Thursdays from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm.

Chapter News

All Points Saskatchewan Archaeological Society:

Prince Albert Historical Society: September 5th marks the start of the winter hours for the museums. The Historical Museum will be open Monday to Friday from 9am to 4pm and Saturdays from 10am to 4pm, while the Rotary Museum of Police and Corrections, Evolution of Education and John and Olive Diefenbaker Museum will be open by appointment. Please call the Historical Museum (306-764-2992) to book an appointment. The Bill Smiley Archive is also open to researchers by calling the Historical Museum. More information can be found on our website.

September 14 is the PAHS Member BBQ at 6pm at the Historical Museum. RSVP to by September 8. Cost is $10

September 23- As part of Culture Days, Susan Brazeau and Joan (Champ) Brewerton will be giving a presentation on Canada’s British Home Children at 2pm. Seating is limited. Reserve your seat by calling 306-764-2992

September 30- The Historical Museum will be open for free. 

Regina Archaeological Society:

Saskatoon Archaeological Society: 

This event will be recorded and may be made available online at a later date.
The Saskatoon Archaeological Society will re-start monthly talks in the fall of 2023.  For more information, contact the Chapter via email or visit their Facebook group.

60th Anniversary & International Archaeology Day Presentation

Registration is now open!

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