We're privileged to work with & for First Nations to achieve heritage sovereignty. Early consultation, inclusion, & transparency are ethical & good for business. And the right thing to do.
We believe heritage has value for everyone. Our conservation approach involves low-impact fieldwork and education for clients, the public, and ourselves.
Archaeology connects First Nations to their past, informs their present, and safeguards their future. We're privileged to work with and for First Nations to achieve their goals for heritage sovereignty.
Our close relationships to the communities we live in, and the First Nations entrusting us with their heritage, means that our projects run more smoothly, are completed sooner, and cost less. Why? Because we believe early consultation, inclusion, and transparency are good for business. And it's the right thing to do.
Our senior staff have between 15 and 25 years of experience, and mentor more junior employees.
We are Professional Members of the BC Association Consulting Archaeologists. We are also BC Forest Safe certified, and members of the Register of Professional Archaeologists and Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals.
We have specialists on staff including lithic analysts, dendrochronologists, osteologists, faunal analysts, and educators.
Although several Nations have entered into negotiations as part of the modern BC Treaty Commission process, the majority of the land of British Columbia remains unceded - not surrendered through a treaty or war. We acknowledge that Kleanza’s offices are on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Gitxaala Nation, Kitselas First Nation, Kitsumkalum First Nation, Lax Kw’alaams Band, Metlakatla First Nation, Qualicum First Nation, Səlilwətaɬ, Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw, Stó:lō Nation, and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm. We respect the land and honour this tradition of land acknowledgment that dates back centuries for Indigenous people.