A Statement on the Discovery at the Former Kamloops Indian Residential School

Like all Canadians, the principals and staff at Archaeological Research Associates Ltd. (ARA Ltd.) were devastated by news of the discovery of child burials at the site of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School. Our hearts go out to the Indigenous families and communities across Canada whose children suffered, and sometimes died, under the brutality …

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ARA Welcomes New Associate and Announces New Location

ARA is delighted to announce that Scarlett Janusas is joining us as an associate, effective immediately. Scarlett is a seasoned cultural resource management professional with over 3 decades of experience in archaeology, anthropology, marine heritage, and Indigenous consultation. She holds a BA from Western and an MA from Trent and served two terms as the …

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ARA Welcomes Two Project Archaeologists

ARA is pleased to announce the expansion of our archaeology department with the addition of two Project Archaeologists. Charlton Carscallen is a senior Cultural Resource Management professional with over 30 years of field, project, academic and public policy experience in Indigenous and Euro-Canadian archaeology and anthropology, Built Heritage and Cultural Heritage Landscape studies, and Indigenous …

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ARA’s Anti-Racism Statement

We have heard the call to address the urgent matter of systemic racism plaguing our country. This is a call for deepening both individual and corporate self-examination. This year in particular, we have seen horrific reminders that anti-Black, anti-Indigenous, and other forms of racism continue to be destructive, harmful, and divisive. We join those who …

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ARA Response to COVID-19

In light of the direction of public health professionals, Archaeological Research Associates Ltd. (ARA) has implemented social distancing and self isolation procedures to “flatten the curve” of the pandemic’s spread. Accordingly, almost all ARA staff will be telecommuting to work until further notice. Given the peculiarities of our profession, many of our staff already worked …

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