The British Columbia Technical Working Group on Missing Children and Unmarked Burials provide one-page summaries of key technical issues in an accessible format to help those involved in ground searches for missing children
Ground searches for ancestors are complex. If you need support, please contact the National Residential School Crisis Line (1-866-925-4419). Links to additional supports can be found on the CAA Working Groups' information page.
The Institute of Prairie and Indigenous Archaeology at the University of Alberta has a reference page of resources that provide important guidance for ground searches Community Resources | Institute of Prairie and Indigenous Archaeology (ualberta.ca). These include detailed guidance on technical methods: Planning and Research Guides | Institute of Prairie and Indigenous Archaeology (ualberta.ca).
The National Advisory Committee on Missing Children and Unmarked Burials is developing a centralized website that will compile all these resources. It is expected to be online in January 2023.
The technical aspects of this work can be difficult to understand without specialized training. The links to the right connect to subpages that provide one-page summaries of key technical issues and methods in an accessible format. The links below open up printable versions of these documents.
- Data Sovereignty.
- Geographical Information Systems (GIS).
- Ground-penetrating Radar (GPR).
The BC Technical Working Group includes: Dave Schaepe (chair), Anne Atleo, Sarah Beaulieu, Remy Benoit, Kathleen Bertrand, Cara Bendzy, Hugo Cardoso, Lisa Davidson, Shannon Enns, Colin Green, Erica Kay, Amber Kostuchenko, Hudson Kunicky, Kim Lawson, Andrew Martindale, David McAtackney, Ivy Peers, Whitney Spearing, Nick Weber, Vicky White, Brian Whiting, Ashley Whitworth, Megan Whonnock. Kisha Supernant assisted with the content of these documents.