U of S archeology grad thinks more Indigenous people in the field can help ease tensions – CBC

by ahnationtalk on June 25, 2019120 Views

Considering protocol, tradition can improve relationship between Indigenous people, archeologists: grad

When Lillanohna Natyowhowcon graduated from the University of Saskatchewan’s archeology program this month, she was one of only a handful of Indigenous students. Now, she’s encouraging more Indigenous people to enter the field.

A big part of the reason why she sees that as important is to pass down Indigenous protocol when it comes to research methods.

“It’s my understanding that if you found maybe a piece of regalia, that you shouldn’t even touch it with your bare hands, that one of the things that you have to do is actually take a cloth and put it over the material thing before you actually remove it or put it somewhere else.”

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/indigenous-archaeology-grad-university-of-saskatchewan-1.5181952

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