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Notes from the field: Saskatchewan Whooping Cranes

RCGS Travel Ambassador Carol Patterson recounts her experience observing these legendary birds on a Canadian Geographic Adventure

  • 446 words
  • 2 minutes

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People & Culture

Elder Norman Fleury – The history of the Michif language

Episode 5

The author of the Michif Dictionary takes us on a deep dive into the history of the Michif language from its earliest roots in the fur trade up to the present day

  • 53 minutes

People & Culture

Chef Jenni Lessard: Learning Michif through traditional and contemporary food

Episode 4

One of Canada’s leading chefs and Indigenous food experts on why making traditional Métis foods, including the harvesting of local ingredients, helps contribute to the preservation of the Michif language and identity

  • 38 minutes

People & Culture

Calvin Racette – Losing the Michif language

Episode 3

Elder Calvin Racette explores language loss and its impact on the Métis community

  • 36 minutes

People & Culture

Andrea Menard: Promoting the Michif language through art

Episode 2

Award-winning Métis singer, songwriter, performer, actor, and writer Andrea Menard explores how she is working to promote the use of Michif language, teachings, and worldview through her own contemporary artistic practice

  • 31 minutes

People & Culture

Michif history, language and culture, featuring Russell Fayant

Episode 1

A leading Michif language and culture educator shares why the language of the Métis matters

  • 31 minutes
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Louis Riel: Hero, heretic, nation builder

A celebration of the real Louis Riel, Métis leader and Manitoba founder, on the 150th anniversary of the Red River Resistance and the 175th of his birth

  • 2226 words
  • 9 minutes
Interior view of Robertson Trading Co. in La Ronge, Saskatchewan showing a variety of items for sale, including raw furs

Places

Inside the Saskatchewan grocery store that still trades furs

Robertson Trading Co. in La Ronge is a living museum to northern Saskatchewan’s storied past

  • 497 words
  • 2 minutes

Travel

2018: The year in travel

Our favourite travel experiences of 2018 — and where we’re headed in 2019

  • 1999 words
  • 8 minutes