Consultants from White Spruce Archaeology have been working with First Nation communities in northern Ontario assessing heritage values in traditional land use areas. Mining exploration companies that are working in cooperation with the First Nations have retained us to conduct assessments in remote areas during the initial exploration phase and for the assessment of proposed roads and infrastructure. Working with a variety of Mineral exploration companies, First Nations and others, we have used land use information, historic data and local resource users to help map and assess cultural heritage values in the study areas.

News of interest

15/07/2010 - White Spruce Archaeology would like to thank our intern Katie for a great 5 months.

22/07/2009 - Matthew Singer of White Spruce Archaeology is working on 7, 5 minute videos comprised of interviews with elders about traditional life ways of a northern community. The modules are to be used as a teaching resources in the local school.

1/06/2009 - White Spruce Archaeology is developing new strategies to minimize risk in the Archaeological workplace with Workplace Safety and Health Manitoba - Workplace Safety and Health Act here

13/05/2009 - Matthew Singer presented, "Three Squares a Day" at the Canadian Archaeological Conference in Thunder Bay Ontario.

8/02/2009 - Matthew Singer has become the President of the Association of Manitoba Archaeologists (see www.assocmanarch.com).

15/1/2009 - White Spruce Archaeology is working with La Compagnie de La Vérendrye (www.laverendrye.ca) to expand the heritage knowledge of Manitoba’s Francophone Community through participation in the identification of historic forts in Manitoba.

22/12/2008 - White Spruce Archaeology continues to work with Tootinoaziibeeng Treaty Reserve to develop an online museum which will document the ancient history of their traditional land use areas.

12/10/2008 - Matthew Singer presented "When Pigs Fly: First Nations, mining exploration and archaeology" at the Manitoba Archaeology Conference in Steinbach Manitoba.

14/07/2008 - Featured in the book, "First Nation Forestry Program Success Stories 2007".

Valley River Archaeology Camp in the Duck Mountains 2005 to 2007. Project funding provided by First Nations Forestry Project (2006, 2007), L.P. Canada Corp. (2005, 2006, 2007), Heritage Grants (2005, 2006, 2007), and Tootinaowaziibeeng Treaty Reserve (2005, 2006, 2007).

Book excerpt below