Archaeology in BC is older than the pyramids. Over the last 10 years, we have learned so much from placing the perspective of the people who have lived here for millennia at the centre of our work. Post UNDRIP, post TRC - we believe that ethical archaeology can be a valuable tool for decolonization and for truth and reconciliation.
To quote the UN, "Women’s full and effective participation in leadership in all areas of life, drive progress for everyone." Kleanza is owned by women, managed by women and over half of our team of employees and contractors are women. We made a short video to celebrate that, and the shifts we are focused on making for women in the discipline of archaeology.
In collaboration with Haisla Nation, this film recounts a remarkable story that has solidified Haisla's history in the territory.