The Ojibwe Cultural Foundation and Archaeological Collections
In 2014 a partnership was formed between the Ojibwe Cultural Foundation (OCF) and the province of Ontario to move Anishinaabek Nation Territory archaeological collections to the OCF. Through this partnership the collections have been given a home where they can be well cared for and accessed by descendant Indigenous communities. New ideas, strategies and relationships have been built through this experience. This presentation will provide an overview of the history of the OCF and the collections, demonstrating the challenges and opportunities of collaborative management and interpretation of archaeological materials.
Presenters: Anong Beam, Ojibwe Cultural Foundation;
Meagan Brooks, Archaeology Program Unit, Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport