On July 4 to 10, Galore Creek hosted three students for the BCAPA Archaeological RISC Training based at the Ch’iyone Camp and delivered by Kleanza Consulting. The training was a mix of mornings in the classroom reviewing principles and methods and afternoons were spent outdoors practicing the skills that were taught in the morning. As part of the survey and navigation module, the group conducted an archaeological survey in an area of proposed physical activity near the camp.
Since 2004, over 18, 000 artifacts have been discovered on the Galore Creek site. Prior to any physical disturbance archaeological impact assessments are completed to ensure cultural heritage resources are not impacted. The Galore Creek team works closely with the Tahltan Nation to ensure activities are informed by Indigenous and local knowledge, and specifically guided by the Traditional Land Use Study completed in 2020.
Thank you to Kleanza Consulting for the successful delivery the training and all the participants who were engaged and gladly participated throughout the week.