News Archive for 2011

Nov 26, 2011. Articles from the Northern Pen by Dr. Marianne Stopp.

Field Notes - “‘I, old Lydia Campbell’: a Labrador Woman of National Historic Significance”
(Northern Pen, Monday, June 27, 2011, p. 6, Section B.)

Field Notes - “The lost portrait”
(Northern Pen, Monday, July 25, 2011, p. 5, Section B.)

Field Notes - “How the Inuit came to Northeastern Canada”
(Northern Pen, Monday, August 1, 2011, p. 4, Section B.)

Field Notes - “The end of the field season”
(Northern Pen, Monday, September 26, 2011, p. 12, Section B.)

Nov 19, 2011: Cura Workshops in Labrador

In late November, the Labrador CURA project will be hosting Community Workshops throughout southern Labrador.

Come and hear about our discoveries... All are welcome!

We will be in:

Mary's Harbour on Nov. 25 at 2 pm, Riverlodge Hotel

Port Hope Simpson on Nov. 26 at 11 am, Alexis Hotel

St. Lewis on Nov. 26 at 2 pm, St. Lewis Academy

Charlottetown on Nov. 26 at 8 pm, Recreation Centre

Pinsent's Arm on Nov. 27 at 2 pm, Community Hall

Cartwright on Nov. 28 at 11 am, Cartwright Hotel

Also view the Poster Version advertising these community workshops. Please feel free to print and post in appropriate locations.

Aug 17, 2011: Cura in the News

Aug 16, 2011: Day of Archaeology Website

Lisa Rankin participated in the Day of Archaeology 2011. The Day of Archaeology organizers asked archaeologists to submit a blog post describing what they were doing on July 29, 2011. The above link will take you to the contribution from Lisa and her crew, from the Indian Harbour excavations.

Aug 12, 2011: Piecing Together a Past

“Piecing Together a Past”. Allan Bock. Labrador Life Vol. 5, No. 3, Summer 2011, pp. 31-34.
In his article from Labrador Life Allan Bock examines how university researchers have teamed up with communities in southern Labrador to better understand the roots of Inuit -European ancestry.

July 23, 2011: Cura in the News

May 30, 2011: Cura in the News

Birth of a park. A wilderness trekker explores the genesis of the next jewel in the Parks Canada crown: Labrador's Mealy Mountains.
By Jerry Kobalenko. From Canadian Geographic Vol. 131, No. 2, April 2011, pp. 36-48.

(Also view a shortened version of this article on the Canadian Geographic web site at:

May 19, 2011: Video of Marianne Stopp's 2010 dig at North Island, Labrador

To view the video of Marianne Stopp's 2010 dig visit the CURA in the Movies page.

May 12, 2011. Articles from the Northern Pen by Dr. Marianne Stopp about her work in St. Michael's Bay in the summer of 2010.

Field Notes - “The first in a series on an archaeological dig in St. Michael's Bay.”
(Northern Pen, Monday, July 12, 2010, p. 2, Section B.)

Field Notes - “The second in a series on an archaeological dig on North Island.”
(Northern Pen, Monday, July 19, 2010, p. 8, Section A.)

Field Notes - “Old and new worlds combine.”
(Northern Pen, Monday, July 26, 2010, p. 8, Section B.)

Field Notes - “Culture is a 'child of the past'.”
(Northern Pen, n.d.)

Field Notes - “Archaelogy still digging up gems from history.”
(Northern Pen, Monday, August 30, 2010, p. 13, Section A.)

Field Notes - “Farewell Field Notes.”
(Northern Pen, Tuesday, September 7, 2010, p. 5, Section A.)

April 25, 2011: Cura in the News

March 19, 2011: The second video workshop and filming trip, Cartwright, February 2011.

Lisa Rankin, Mario Blaser, Derek Norman and Eliza Brandy went to Cartwright in February to hold a second video workshop for high school students. This workshop focused on editing films shot by the students over the winter. This was again part of the SSHRC-funded project “Identify Yourself”, in which students produce short films on the broad themes of being Metis and living in southern Labrador. The crew also took a trip out to the site of Indian Harbour by skidoo, under the capable guidance of Doris and Lew Davis, where they did some filming. Photos from the trip can be seen in the CURA in the Movies and Photo Gallery sections of the site.