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Science & Tech

How a new northern mapping project is preserving Inuit traditional knowledge

Set to launch later this year in Clyde River, Nunavut, digital atlases of Inuit place names, wildlife habitat, scientific studies and more are already benefiting communities in the Arctic

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Exploration

A bridge of ice

Ken Hedges of the 1968-69 British Trans Arctic Expedition reflects on the perilous and ground-breaking journey

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Dead Reckoning by Ken McGoogan cover woodcut Ebierbing

Exploration

New book introduces the unsung heroes of Arctic exploration

Author Ken McGoogan says his latest book, Dead Reckoning: The Untold Story of the Northwest Passage, is the "more inclusive narrative of Arctic exploration" that the 21st century demands 

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History

Vilhjalmur Stefansson, Ada Blackjack and the Canadian invasion of Russia

A century ago, a strange drama played out on Wrangel Island in the Russian Arctic. The hero of this tale? A 23-year-old Inuit woman named Ada Blackjack

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Places

Strong Ties: Canada-Norway connection celebrated at 50 Sussex

The Embassy of Norway has gifted Canada with the first English translation of Roald Amundsen’s Northwest Passage diaries, reaffirming a shared polar past and future 

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People & Culture

Eight awesome things that happened at the 2018 RCGS Fellows Dinner

Remembering Louie Kamookak, a new Explorer-in-Residence and other highlights from the 89th Annual College of Fellows Dinner

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Articles

Mapping

Mapping traditional place names in Canada’s North

The staff of the Inuit Heritage Trust is racing across Canada’s North to document traditional Inuit place names before much of that knowledge passes on with the elders who hold it. Canadian Geographic sits down with lead researcher Lynn Peplinski.

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Environment

Inuit

History

The hunt for the Franklin ships: Inuit testimony

Exploring the three primary theories on the locations of Franklin’s missing ships

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The Tuglavina family at Okak, 1915, right to left: Arnatuk, Renatus (Kuttaktok), Josef and Jonas

History

The man who challenged the Hudson’s Bay Company

The amazing story of Renatus Tuglavina, remembered in northern Labrador as a folk hero

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2019 Indspire award winners group photo

People & Culture

Meet the winners of the 2019 Indspire Awards

Twelve Indigenous people honoured for their extraordinary work across Canada

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Arctic Indigenous Wellness Project, indigenous, suicide prevention, homelessness, therapy, education

People & Culture

For the North, by the North

A look back at some of the amazing projects that have won the $1-million Arctic Inspiration Prize

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Environment

Lisa Koperqualuk on fighting for an Arctic future

Episode 33

The vice-president of the Inuit Circumpolar Council on why to protect the Arctic is to protect the rest of the world 

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The members of the Humahuk expedition with the remains of an HBC supply boat

History

Searching the Arctic for traces of the Sir John Franklin expedition

My great-grandmother spoke of finding mysterious objects on King William Island as a young girl. This summer, I retraced her steps.

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Two caribou silhouetted against a dark, rainy landscape

Wildlife

Caribou are vanishing at an alarming rate. Is it too late to save them?

After more than a million years on Earth, the caribou is under threat of global extinction. The precipitous decline of the once mighty herds is a tragedy that is hard to watch — and even harder to reverse.

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Lancaster Sound in the Canadian High Arctic

Places

Life and death in Lancaster Sound

Blood on ice in the Arctic is not a sign of death, but an affirmation of life itself

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Whatever could the devilish — and quite possibly deranged — Cornelius Hickey (played by Adam Nagaitis) be eating on King William Island in Episode 9 of The Terror?

People & Culture

“The Terror” recap: Episode 9

Our experts continue their discussion of the AMC series about the Franklin Expedition

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Science & Tech

New research into Arctic marine mammal movements aims to maintain the future of a traditional Inuit food source

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Science & Tech

Labrador project combines local knowledge with new technology to make ice travel safer

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Science & Tech

The Arctic voyages of the intrepid ringed seal

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Science & Tech

Testing, testing: Inuit hunters and scientists work together to ensure walrus meat safe to eat

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Science & Tech

InukBook app to monitor health, environment in Nunatsiavut

InukBook is an Inuit-led, Inuit-run, community-based health and environment monitoring program in Rigolet, Nunatsiavut

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Arctic, sea ice, Hudson Bay, scientist, environment, climate change

Science & Tech

Des changements dans la glace de mer changent la vie dans le Nord

Des chasseurs inuits et des scientifiques collaborent pour consigner de récents changements alarmants dans la glace de mer dans la baie d’Hudson

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Arctic, sea ice, Hudson Bay, scientist, environment, climate change

Science & Tech

How changing sea ice is also changing lives in the North

Inuit hunters and scientists are collaborating to record recent alarming shifts in Hudson Bay sea ice

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Science & Tech

Iconic driftwood house preserved in Mackenzie Delta permafrost

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Science & Tech

Une maison de bois de grève emblématique préservée par le pergélisol du delta du Mackenzie

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Science & Tech

Les tribulations du phoque annelé dans l’Arctique

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Science & Tech

Un projet au Labrador associe connaissances locales et nouvelles technologies pour rendre les déplacements sur la glace plus sûrs

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Science & Tech

Vague d’analyses: Des chasseurs inuits et des scientifiques collaborent pour garantir la salubrité de la viande de morse

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People & Culture

Catherine McKenna on diversity in politics, internet trolls, and cold-water swimming

Episode 28

A century after the first woman was elected to the Canadian Parliament, one of the most prominent figures in present-day politics shares her thoughts on how to amplify diverse voices in the Commons

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Hebron Mission Station 1906 with Harmony ship in background

History

When death came to Labrador

An excerpt from We All Expected to Die: Spanish Influenza in Labrador, 1918-1919

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Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada, teacher's guide and Giant Floor Map launch

People & Culture

Groundbreaking Indigenous resources promote reconciliation

First Nations, Métis and Inuit leaders gather on Parliament Hill for the launch of the Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada's Giant Floor Map and teacher's guide, now available across the country

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Bart Hanna with Sedna sculpture

People & Culture

Sedna sculpture unveiled on Parliament Hill

An interview with Inuit artist Bart Hanna, whose sculpture of the Inuit sea goddess has been unveiled on Parliament Hill as part of the celebrations marking the 20th anniversary of Nunavut becoming a territory

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People & Culture

Inuit historians that helped search for Sir John Franklin

Louie Kamookak is an Inuit historian whose work helped locate the lost Erebus ship. However, he's not the only Inuk who played an important role in the century-long search.

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People & Culture

RCGS hosts evening of fascinating Franklin discussion

On April 12, Franklin enthusiasts had a rare opportunity to come together in the same room as The Royal Canadian Geographical Society presented their 2016 Can Geo Talks

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People & Culture

Louie Kamookak on the importance of Inuit oral history

Louie Kamookak awarded medal from The Royal Canadian Geographical Society for enhancing the Society’s ability to make Canada better known.

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People & Culture

Learning the land

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People & Culture

An Arctic fieldtrip

A group of students from around the world who embark on an unforgettable journey of Arctic education wind up discovering something about themselves in the process

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Mapping

The Inuit map that helped a Canadian naturalist unravel an ornithological mystery

In 1929, J. Dewey Soper’s quest to find the breeding grounds of the blue goose ended, thanks in part to this marvelously detailed hand-drawn map

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People & Culture

Expedition explores Aboriginal knowledge of Franklin ships

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Illustration: Nicholas Burns

People & Culture

New comic book features Inuit illustrations, stories

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Artcirq, a circus troupe from Igloolik, Nunavut, will perform in Ottawa as part of the National Arts Centre’s Northern Scene festival

People & Culture

Making a Northern Scene

Experience northern art in the south

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Mapping

Inuit communities consulted in plans for low-impact Arctic shipping routes

Changes were recommended for environmental and community benefits, ship safety

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Travel

Land and sea

How I learned to love the unexpected (and fishing) in Nunavut

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A Parks Canada archeologist inspects debris next to Erebus’s hull

People & Culture

The authors of Franklin’s Lost Ships discuss the book

An interview with John Geiger and Alanna Mitchell

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People & Culture

New Arctic festival to ease food insecurity and climate change

New festival to increase awareness about climate change in the north while simultaneously raising money to help local food insecurity.

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Wildlife

Walking away from the wild side

In a new book, Max Foran denounces Canada's failures in protecting its wildlife from human exploitation

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Pond Inlet in August

Mapping

Interactive map shines light on Baffin Island’s nine communities

Explore how people live on Canada’s largest island, known in Inuktitut as ᕿᑭᖅᑖᓗᒃ, or Qikiqtaaluk

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People & Culture

Royal Canadian Geographical Society Awards 2020

Award recipients honoured in the first virtual Annual General Meeting and Fellows Show.

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