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From Informant to Investigator: A Story of Indigenous Archaeology¿
Date Saturday June 17, 2017
Time2:00 PM  - 3:00 PM
Location First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park
Contact Rick Thompson
(406) 866-2219
DescriptionFrom Informant to Investigator: A Story of Indigenous Archaeology - Join presenter Aaron Brien as he discusses the benefit of tribal involvement in cultural heritage projects, not as an informant but as principal investigators and major collaborators. Aaron Brien is a member of the Apsáalooke Nation, Big Lodge Clan and child of the Whistling Water Clan; also a member of the Night Hawk Dance Society. Born in Sheridan, Wyoming and raised on the Crow Reservation's Center Lodge (Reno) District. He serves as Native American Studies: Tribal Historic Preservation Faculty at Salish Kootenai College and holds a M.A. in Anthropology from the University of Montana, also working for EthnoTech LLC as Archaeologist and Ethnographic Researcher.

His early contributions to cultural heritage emphasized Indigenous approaches to archaeological documentation and interpreting, drawing attention to the significance of collaborating with elders to interpret and manage resources in the Pryor Mountains of Montana, and was chosen to serve as a cultural consultant for National Geographic. He lives with his Wife Misty and 3 Kids in Arlee, Montana.

The free program will take place in park¿s visitor center classroom. For more information about the call the park visitor center at (406) 866-2217.