Determining ‘Significance’ – The Selection of Indigenous National Historic Sites”

Tuesday, Nov 19, 2019

1:30pm - 3:30pm

Lecture by:
Cody Groat

Cody’s presentation will look at the designation of national historic sites of Canada, specifically sites that relate to Indigenous history. This presentation will discuss well-known Ontario sites such as the Peterborough Petroglyphs and Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons, and lesser-known sites such as the Sheguiandah paleo-indian archaeological site, occupied nearly 10,000 years ago.

About The Lecturer

Cody Groat

Cody Groat is Mohawk from Six Nations, and grew up in Ingersoll, Ontario. He earned a Master of Arts degree in World Heritage Studies from the University of Birmingham (UK), and is currently a PhD Candidate in History at Wilfrid Laurier University. His research focuses on the commemoration of Indigenous history by the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada from 1919- 2019. He is also the author of Canadian Stories (2016), a book that features his interviews with well-known individuals such as Paul Martin, Kim Campbell, Peter Mansbridge, Dan Aykroyd and the late Farley Mowat.