Engagement, Traditional Knowledge, and Environmental Assessment. Notes from the Field
Leslie J. (Butch) Amundson B.A., M.A., RPA
Principal/Technical Lead Aboriginal Affairs & Heritage Resources, Saskatchewan
Butch will share insights gained through his experiences with engagement and traditional knowledge studies from the perspective of a 30 year career in environmental assessment. He will talk about the balancing act of maintaining objectivity in the assessment process while trying to meet competing interests from communities, proponents and project managers.
This event is a brown-bag lunch and learn, so please bring your own lunch, or please support the local in-house restaurant, Skye Cafe and Bistro (check out their menu here).
This event will be live via web conference in Regina in the IMAX Boardroom at the Saskatchewan Science Centre, 2903 Powerhouse Drive (enter through the IMAX Theatre).
About the Speaker:
Butch Amundson is an anthropologist, archaeologist and geologist with 37 years of experience, including 31 consecutive years as a fulltime, professional consultant in all phases of traditional knowledge studies, Aboriginal and public engagement archaeological impact assessment and mitigation, palaeontological assessment, environmental site assessments and environmental geology.
He has completed archaeological assessments and mitigation studies on precontact and historic archaeological sites for oil and gas, mining, reservoir, pipeline, electrical transmission line, highway, recreational development, human remains analyses and reburial, historic site management, research and underwater archaeology projects. Butch is a teacher and mentor as well as an accomplished public speaker and has given keynote addresses to dozens of organizational gatherings. His engagement and traditional knowledge work has included many development sectors from British Columbia to northern Ontario, with a concentration on the Prairie Provinces.