Assistant Professor of Anthropology Nathan Goodale and Visiting Instructor of Anthropology Alissa Nauman, in partnership with the Slocan Valley Heritage Trail Society, were awarded a Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) Community Development Program Grant. The award provides funding for laboratory research associated with the Slocan Narrows Archaeological Project which also serves as the Hamilton College archaeology field school in the Slocan Valley of British Columbia, Canada.
The Hamilton College archaeology field course will begin on June 18th and be taught through July 29th. This year eleven Hamilton and two Selkirk College students will be enrolled. The six week course trains students in the principles of archaeology field work as well as the heritage and culture of the indigenous peoples of the Interior Pacific Northwest.
The Columbia Basin Trust “provides funding and grants through a variety of programs including Arts, Culture, and Heritage, Business Advocacy, Environment, Scholarships and Community Development," according to its website. "In addition, CBT supports regional initiatives such as Climate Change Adaptation, Water Stewardship, Literacy, Youth Engagement, and Land Conservation.”