The Petun Research Institute is a registered
charitable Foundation, incorporated in 1995 to conduct and publish
interdisciplinary scholarly research particularly relating to the
Petun-Wyandot native people. The Institute conducts archaeological
surveys and excavations within the Petun Archaeological Zone of
Ontario under applicable legislation, maintains an Artifact Repository,
provides research facilities to accredited scholars, conducts and
supports interdisciplinary studies and research related to the Petun-Wyandot
and other native peoples, advises and assists researchers, educators,
Native organizations and other appropriate agencies, provides public
outreach and educational programs, and publishes research results.
The Institute owns no capital assets and pays no salaries. Its work
to date has been entirely supported by donations, sales and fees-for-service.
To summarise its aims, the Institute
has adopted the slogan ROPE Research, Outreach, Publication, Education.