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Lisa Prosper

Lisa’s professional interests lie in Indigenous cultural heritage and its intersection with heritage policy, planning and design. She privileges a cultural landscape approach to heritage projects that emphasises the lived experience and meanings that arise from relationships between peoples and places over time.

Lisa is an independent cultural heritage consultant and Senior Advisor to ERA Architects. She has worked with First Nations communities, all levels of government, heritage organizations and the private sector on a variety of projects related to the identification, commemoration and conservation of cultural landscapes and other forms of place-based heritage. Lisa has a lengthy record of working with national and international heritage boards and committees, including UNESCO, ICOMOS, the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada, and the Canada Council and currently chairs the Indigenous Cultural Heritage Advisory Council at Parks Canada. She has lectured at Carleton University, Université de Montréal, University of Waterloo, University College Dublin, and the Willowbank School of Restoration Arts. Born and raised in Ottawa, Lisa is a member of the Acadia First Nation and now lives in Whitehorse, Yukon.

As a Senior Advisor to ERA Architects, Lisa has participated in a wide range of heritage planning, interpretation, commemoration and design projects including Wateridge Redevelopment (Ottawa), Kìwekì Point (Ottawa), Heritage Reserves Prioritization Report (Yukon), and the Tr’ondëk-Klondike World Heritage Nomination (Yukon).

Senior Advisor on Cultural Landscape
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