Archaeological & Cultural Services


Inlailawatash brings unique perspective and experience to Canadian archaeology and First Nations cultural heritage projects. Our work ensures that historic and ancient indigenous villages, sacred sites, place names, storied landscapes, and other types of cultural features and material evidence are treated with respect and sensitivity and managed in both culturally relevant and scientifically appropriate ways. Our archaeologists are Registered Professional Archaeologists (RPA). We employ Heritage Conservation Act permit-holders who are in good standing with the British Columbia Archaeology Branch, and we provide project reports to Branch standards.

We Offer

Archaeological assessment and investigation

Project management
Project scope and design
Provincial (Heritage Conservation Act) and First Nations permit applications
Archaeological Overview Assessment (AOA)
Preliminary Field Reconnaissance (PFR)
Archaeological Impact Assessment (AIA)
Site alterations (SAP)


Artifact and material culture analysis

Historic and Pre-contact material culture analysis
Cataloguing and artifact type classification
Artifact illustration and imaging


Landscape modeling and mapping

Archaeological site mapping (GIS and LiDAR)
AIA and AOA mapping support
Archaeological potential modeling
Mapping to BC Archaeology Branch standards


Report writing

Technical reports (AOA, AIA, SAP)
Letter reports
Community reports
Management plans and policy papers


Research and Training

Ethnohistoric archival research
Ethnographic contemporary research
Archaeological repository research and analysis 
Remote Access to Archaeological Data (RAAD search)
Archaeological and CMT Inventory Training for Crew members (RISC)

Restoring Opportunity

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Through community-based archaeological projects in the Pacific Northwest we have collected and reported on information about past ecosystems and the people who have lived here for more than 10,000 years. As a First Nation-owned company a founding value of our business practice is that revenue generated from archaeology and heritage-based projects is returned to the Tsleil-Waututh community for economic development.