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Kleanza Awards Committee

In anticipation of our first ever Kleanza bursaries (one to a student of archaeology, and one to an Indigenous language revitalization program), we have created an esteemed panel for our Awards Committee! Prizes to be awarded September 15.

Check out the Committee members' links and bios below:

Sarah Carr-Locke currently serves as Director of the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, where she has lived for the last year. In June 2015, she completed her PhD in archaeology from Simon Fraser University. Her academic work has focused on Indigenous archaeology, collaborative heritage management, and issues of ethical uses of heritage; she has also been heavily involved in the Intellectual Property Issues in Cultural Heritage (IPinCH project). Both a city and outdoor enthusiast, she loves travelling and visiting all types of museums. She is a podcast addict.

Here is a link to the Prince of Whales Northern Heritage Centre: http://www.pwnhc.ca

Amanda Lewis is an editor at Penguin Random House Canada, where she also directs the Green Committee. She works on fiction and non-fiction, but focuses on books about activism, social change, and the environment. A dedicated cyclist, she blended her passions for books and bikes by co-founding an annual book ride called The Reading Line. Amanda is Communications Coordinator and Chair of the Communications Committee for Toronto350.org, an affiliate of 350.org, which is building a movement to address the climate crisis. She is also a certified yoga instructor. Amanda was born beside the Liffey River, raised next to the Fraser River, and now lives on the shores of Lake Ontario. Chances are she is drinking a hot chocolate as you read this bio.

She can be found on Twitter @aemlewis and on http://www.thereadingline.ca

Andrew Martindale is an Associate Professor of archaeology in the Department of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia. He is a Faculty Fellow at the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Scholarship as well as the Director of the Canadian Archaeological Radiocarbon Database (CARD). His research examines the conjunction between indigenous oral traditions and archaeology, focusing mostly on the Holocene history of communities in north coastal British Columbia. He has also written on issues involving archaeology and the law regarding aboriginal rights and titles. He volunteers with indigenous communities using archaeological methods, such as ground penetrating radar, to locate unmarked burials, including those associated with Indian Residential Schools.

Here is a link to Andrew's Faculty webpage at UBC: http://anth.ubc.ca/faculty/andrew-martindale/


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