International Journal of Cultural Property

Special Section

Decoding Implications of the Genographic Project for Archaeology and Cultural Heritage

Transcript of A Panel Discussion Held at the Chacmool Conference “Decolonizing Archaeology”, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, November 2006

George Nicholasa1 and Julie Hollowella2

a1 Department of Archaeology, Simon Fraser University. Email:

a2 Prindle Institute for Ethics, DePauw University. Email: or

The panel began with an acknowledgment that we were assembled in the traditional territory of the Blood Nation. The panelists were then introduced and, in alphabetical order, gave their initial opening comments.


George Nicholas and Julie Hollowell convened this panel discussion.