Sara Beanlands is a founding partner of Boreas Heritage Consulting Inc., an independently owned company of archeology consultants, heritage researchers, and geophysics experts, specializing in cultural resource management. Over the past 25 years, she has undertaken a wide range of historical and archaeological research projects and has worked extensively throughout Atlantic Canada, including the Labrador interior. Before becoming a Principal and Senior Archaeologist with Boreas Heritage in 2013, she completed a Bachelor’s degree in history and anthropology at Dalhousie University and a Master’s degree in history at Saint Mary’s University. Ms. Beanlands has worked closely with communities across Nova Scotia and is committed to making archaeology accessible to the Mi’kmaw Nation as they build capacity and progress toward self-determination. Having twice served as President of the Nova Scotia Archaeology Society, she is currently an adjunct professor in the Department of Anthropology at Saint Mary’s University and President of the Royal Nova Scotia Historical Society.