Wednesday, August 31, 2016




Membership Meeting -  Wednesday Sept 14th 2016

Midland Public Library - 7 PM

Our special guest speaker for this meeting will be Paul Racher

A Talk titled                                     "Holes"

- an examination of the state of archaeology in the province, the challenges it faces, and how archaeology is going to be changed as the Settler Society re-negotiates its relationship with the province's Indigenous communities. Recent events in Simcoe County will be cited as case studies.

Paul Racher is Vice-President, Operations of ARA and teaches Cultural Resource Management at WLU. He has a B.A. in Prehistoric Archaeology from WLU and an M.A. in anthropology from McMaster University. He began his career as a heritage professional in 1986. Over the two and a half decades since, he has overseen the completion of several hundred archaeological and cultural heritage contracts. He holds professional licence with the Ministry of Tourism, Culture, and Sport (MTCS). Paul is an Associate at the Heritage Resources Centre, a heritage think tank at the University of Waterloo, and a professional member of the Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals (CAHP). He also holds memberships in the Association of Professional Archaeologists (APA), and the current president of the Ontario Archaeological Association (OAS).

. Meetings are open to the public at no charge.
The meeting will be held in the assembly room on the lower level of the Midland Public Library
320 King St. Midland, ON.

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016


Members Meeting -  Wednesday July 13th 2016

 Martyrs Shrine museum - 7 PM

Subject : Instructions to a Dying Infidel
Presented by - John Steckley - A groundbreaking translation (from Wendat to English) and discussion of a 17th-century Jesuit document aimed at helping convert Wendat people to Christianity.
“With characteristic brilliance, Steckley’s translation, assessment, and explanation of Jesuits’ instructions on how to convert dying Wendat peoples has broad appeal for linguists, historians, anthropologists, literary critics, sociologists, and all scholars of colonial settler societies” – Carolyn Podruchny, Associate Professor of History at York University

“I devoured this book. If your desire is to truly begin to understand how the indigenous worldview differs from the settlers’, you will find no better teacher. Steckley’s words fire the imagination.” – Joseph Boyden, author of The Orenda

We would like to thank the Martyrs Shrine for allowing us to host this event at their museum.

All meetings of the Huronia chapter are open to the public at no charge.