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I have been a professional archaeologist for almost 20 years and specialize in Aboriginal heritage. I also provide general consulting services for all types of archaeological projects in Quebec and Labrador. I earned a master’s (M.Sc.) degree from the University of Montreal in 2006, and a PhD from the University of Aberdeen, UK, in 2013. Over the years, I have also worked for a variety of clients, including First Nations organizations, community organizations, private consulting firms, and government agencies.
I have carried out various research projects on the colonial interactions between First Nations and non-Aboriginal peoples after the first Europeans arrived in North America in about 1500 A.D. I have published articles in the Canadian Journal of Archaeology, Archéologiques, Journal of Material Culture, and Arctic Anthropology and a chapter in a collective work. I have also produced many research reports.
After an internship in Lac Mégantic with the University of Montreal in 2001, I worked for the Corporation Archéo-08 and then for various archaeology firms as a freelance archaeologist until 2009. I also worked for the Cree Regional Authority from 2005 to 2009, in context of hydroelectric development. The projects involved Cree communities and included a training component for local workers. After obtaining a PhD (2010–2013), I joined the Regional Board of Elected Officials of the North Shore (CRÉ Côte-Nord) as a program coordinator managing a nearly $400,000 budget.
After the Regional Boards of Elected Officials were dissolved in Quebec (2015), I joined a group of volunteers to create a non-profit called Archéo-Mamu Côte-Nord, where I acted as executive director until 2019. In my four years as executive director, I increased the organization’s annual revenues to more than $400,000 and led various consulting and community projects. I left Archéo-Mamu in 2019 to start my own consulting business.
I now offer my unique expertise to clients in the public and private sectors.