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Karen Aird on Indigenous Heritage

January 18, 2023 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Bill Aird

Karen Aird on Indigenous Heritage

Co-Founder & President, Indigenous Heritage Circle & Heritage Program Manager, First Peoples’ Cultural Council (Kamloops, BC)

Karen Aird is a member of Saulteau First Nations in the beautiful Treaty 8 territory of BC, through her mother, Marlene Cameron/Desjarlais. She has worked as an archaeologist and cultural heritage planner across Canada in projects that convey a strong sense of place in Indigenous landscapes, encompassing the stories, legal traditions, and intangible and tangible elements of Indigenous heritage. Some of the projects include acting as an expert witness for Indigenous Nations during the Site C Dam environmental assessment; project coordinator for the Secwepemc cultural heritage study; project lead for the Tse’K’wa National historic site; co-author of the FPCC Policy Paper on Recognizing and Including Indigenous Cultural Heritage and a Living Heritage paper with UNESCO Canada and FPCC; lead of three national engagements on Indigenous heritage with Parks Canada; leading several initiatives to decolonize heritage and implement UNDRIP; and much more. Karen has presented to the Standing Senate and been a Keynote speaker at national and provincial events. She is the co-founder and president of the national, not-for-profit organization, the Indigenous Heritage Circle and was formerly on the Parks Canada National Indigenous Advisory and the Royal BC Museum Boards. Currently, Karen is the Cultural Heritage Manager for First Peoples’ Cultural Council, a provincial Indigenous-led crown corporation.

Topic: North York Historical Society’s Zoom Meeting – Karen Aird

Time: Jan 18, 2023 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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