Category Archives: First Nations

2015 Ontario Archeological Society Symposium


The annual symposium of the Ontario Archeological Society (OAS) was held at the Best Western Conference Centre, Midland, on October 16 – 18 2015 Hosted by the Huronia Chapter (Midland) of the OAS, some 300+ attendees included 50+ Quebec Wendat … Continue reading

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Some new thoughts about St. Ignace II location


http://uwww.oashuroniachapter.com/2013/02/when-distance-matters.html Recent discussion between Steve Catlin, Martyrs Shrine Archivist, and John Raynor, President of the Huronia Chapter of the Ontario Archaeological Society  

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Tay Township slips into Winter – photos


Some photos taken on November 19, 2013, some near St. Ignace, probably the 17th Century Huron Village Site where St. Jean de Brebeuf and St. Gabriel Lalemant were martyred in 1649 along with many Christian Hurons by warring Iroquois.   … Continue reading

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Ontario Heritage Conference Brings Big Economic Boost to Huronia


The Ontario Heritage Conference 2013 took place in Midland, Penetanguishene and the Township of Tay on Friday June 7 and Saturday June 8, with pre conference activities on Thursday June 6 and Annual General Meetings of three heritage organizations on Sunday  June … Continue reading

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Peopling of the Americas


Huronia Chapter of the Ontario Archaeological Society Bill Fox, Parks Canada Ontario Old Controversies and New Theories: The Peopling of the Americas – Insights and New Developments As you may recall from school, for a long time educators taught the … Continue reading

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more discussion about St. Ignace II and other Huron Village sites in Tay Township


I caught a question re St. Ignace and a small discussion ensued involving John Raynor of the huronia Chapter of the Ontario Archaeological Society, Steve Catlin, Archivist of Martyrs’ Shrine, and here is a link to a post from part … Continue reading

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OCTOBER 21 2012 Canonization of Kateri Tekakwitha – event at Martyrs’ Shrine


Canonization of Kateri Tekakwitha – Sunday October 21, 2012 Martyrs’ Shrine, on Hwy 12 west of Port McNicoll, Tay Township, Simcoe County, central Ontario, Canada. event details: perhaps some 5,000 pilgrims are expected, Martyrs’ Shrine has immense parking facilities to … Continue reading

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A. F. Hunter re: St. Ignace


from Historic Sites of Tay by Andrew F. Hunter, M.A., reprinted from the Author’s “Notes on sites of Huron Villages in Tay” with Additions, Barrie Ontario, 1911. Bulletin of the Simcoe County Pioneer and Historical Society, November 1911, pp. 13-16 … Continue reading

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Public Archaeology Day – August 11th and 12th


The Ontario Archaeological Society‘s Huronia Chapter in cooperation with Simcoe County Forests and the support of the OAS is hosting a limited dig at a site within a county forest located between Midland and Penetang on August 11th and 12th, … Continue reading

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possible public archaeology day in our area


The Huronia Chapter of the Ontario Archaeology Society is working to arrange a public archaeology day tentatively set for the August 11th 12th weekend. The location planned but not yet confirmed completely is a newly discovered Huron Wendat village site. … Continue reading

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