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Duty Free Archeological Mitigation

Blue Water Bridge Authority

Award Category: 
Social Responsibility
Award Year: 
2002

The Blue Water Bridge Authority has successfully completed a comprehensive archeological mitigation program to allow the construction of a new duty store.  This was a complicated program to engineer, as it required the utmost care and sensitivity on the part of the Authority in handling the cultural and spiritual concerns of the Aamjiwnaang (Chippewas) First Nation Community.  Some of those concerns were in regards to the responsible disinterment and re-interment of several burial sites within the project area.  Ingenuity in engineering techniques was used to minimize impact to the site and maximize the amount of the site that could remain undisturbed.