Amelia Stanger

Email: amelia.stanger.hsy@colvilletribes.com

M.A.: SFU Heritage Resource Management M.A. Candidate

B.A.: Washington State University 2013                   

Supervisor: Dr. George Nicholas

Research Areas: Upper Columbia (WA) Archaeology, Traditional Cultural Property (TCP) research

Introduction:

My name is Amelia Rose Stanger (McClung), named after one of my great-grandmothers. I was born in Omak, WA and am of Colville, Irish, German, and Japanese descent. I went to high school in Coulee Dam, WA and graduated with honors and the Gates Millennium Scholarship. With this scholarship I attended WSU and graduated Cum Laude. I’ve worked ever since at my tribe’s History/Archaeology Program doing Cultural Resource Management work. I am now the Resource Archaeologist.

M.A. Research:

I would like to write about the archaeological, as well as the oral and TCP, history of the upper Columbia River. Somehow I’d like to weave the three things together so that my tribe’s history is portrayed not only from a scientific perspective, but a cultural perspective as well. I’m excited to put all of those knowledge bases to use and incorporate the nsəlxcín (Salish dialect) language. The secondary purpose of this topic is to strengthen our ties and claims to this land, as well as support our sovereignty.

Other Activities:

Active member of my tribes Climate Change Steering Committee in a cultural resource specialist capacity.  A part of my tribe’s Integrated Resource Management Plan core team in a cultural resource capacity. Currently learning the nsəlxcín language.

Publications:

Contracting Reports:

2017 (Meyer, Jon and Amelia Stanger) South Twin Forestry Project Cultural Resource Survey Report, Inchelium Forestry District, Ferry County, Washington. Prepared for the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Prepared by the Colville Confederated Tribes (CCT)History/Archaeology Program.

2016 (Meyer, Jon and Amelia Stanger) Chuweah Creek Forestry Project Cultural Resource Survey Report, Omak/Nespelem Forestry District, Okanogan and Ferry Counties, Washington. Prepared for the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Prepared by the CCT History/Archaeology Program.

2014 (Meyer, Jon and Amelia McClung) 2012 North Nanamkin Forestry Project Cultural Resource Survey Report, Sanpoil Forestry District, Okanogan and Ferry Counties, Washington. Prepared for the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Prepared by the CCT History/Archaeology Program.

2014 (Meyer, Jon and Amelia McClung) 2013 Nineteen Mile Forestry Project Cultural Resource Survey Report, Sanpoil Forestry District, Ferry County, Washington. Prepared for the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Prepared by the CCT History/Archaeology Program.

2014 (Meyer, Jon and Amelia McClung) 2013 Lynx Creek Forestry Project Cultural Resource Survey Report, Inchelium Forestry District, Ferry County, Washington. Prepared for the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Prepared by the CCT History/Archaeology Program.

Images:

BAER cultural resource assessment of wildland fire.

Lithic analysis

Documenting a balancing rock for a post-fire timber salvage project.