Join us for a presentation about Wanuskewin Heritage Park with archaeologist and forensic anthropologist Dr. Ernie Walker. Dr. Walker explores the history of Wanuskewin and the Connection to Great Trail.
Dr. Ernest Walker, an archeologist and anthropologist, was instrumental in the establishment of Wanuskewin Heritage Park. Born in Saskatoon and educated at the Universities of Saskatchewan and Texas, he has pursued a two‐pronged career in prehistoric research and forensic science.
Walker began excavations at Wanuskewin, 5 km north of Saskatoon, in 1982 and was a major force behind the establishment of the area as a park in 1992. He is also noted specifically for his knowledge of Aboriginal prehistoric burial grounds, and of human reaction to climate change over the millennia.
A Distinguished Professor at the University of Saskatchewan, Walker is a recipient of the Saskatchewan Order of Merit (2001) and a Member of the Order of Canada.