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Environment

Duo Lakes near the Snake River in the Peel watershed area in Yukon.

Environment

In the Supreme Court’s Peel watershed decision, signs of hope for a new land power paradigm

To many, the Yukon appears to be the vanguard of a growing Indigenous land power movement in Canada centred mostly in the North

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Sea lion swimming among a kelp forest

Environment

Kelp: The sustainable superfood coming soon to a plate near you

Kelp’s potential as a commercial crop is finally being recognized — and, as kelp forests vanish worldwide, so is its importance in coastal ecosystems 

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A large blue iceberg floats in the Arctic Ocean

Environment

Q&A: What does it mean to be an Arctic nation?

Arctic expert and legal scholar Michael Byers weighs in on how Canada can take the lead on northern issues

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Environment

Recreating First Nations’ portage route through Toronto

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Nettilling Lake, Baffin Island, Nunavut

Environment

Eight facts about water in Canada

How much do you know about Canada’s water — where it comes from and how it’s used?

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People & Culture

People & Culture

Q&A with Jeff Westeinde on Ottawa’s Zibi project

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Travel

Wildlife

Tombstones representing each of Canada's 51 endangered caribou herds set up outside the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Canada in Gatineau, Que. May 1st, 2018

Wildlife

Quebec First Nations step in to help save Val-d’Or caribou herd

The federal government has committed $1.26 million over five years for First Nations-led projects to preserve the endangered herd 

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History

Who won the War?

Soldiers, descendants of Loyalists and history buffs recreate a battle to demonstrate why the War of 1812 is still important today.

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An illustration of a handheld device that would use polymers to test drinking water quality

Science & Tech

University of Alberta researcher developing simpler way to test water quality

Michael Serpe's fieldwork is based in rural India, but he says Canadian First Nations communities could benefit from realtime water quality data as well

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History

The untold story of the Hudson’s Bay Company

A look back at the early years of the 350-year-old institution that once claimed a vast portion of the globe

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Tanna Pirie-Wilson, right, participates in a session on Day 2 of the 20/20 Catalysts program

Science & Tech

How First Nations are changing the clean energy landscape

A new program aims to help indigenous communities become trailblazers of renewable energy development in Canada

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People & Culture

Backgrounder: the Arctic Council

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Science & Tech

Science & Tech

Space mining is not science fiction, and Canada could figure prominently

The mining industry is actively looking towards new frontiers in mining

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Environment

Earth’s orbit has become a cosmic landfill

Michel Doyon, manager of flight and systems operations at the Canadian Space Agency, walks us through what space debris is and its impact on Canada

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Cates Park in North Vancouver

Environment

Consultation, consent and the Trans Mountain pipeline

RCGS research grantee Erin Hanson provides context to the federal government's approval of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project that will traverse Tsleil-Waututh Nation territory in Vancouver

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Environment

Pimachiowin Aki faces challenges in World Heritage Site bid

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A view of the presiding table at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in 1992

Environment

A brief history of Canada’s climate change agreements

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Environment

9 ocean stories to mark the UN Decade of Ocean Science

The United Nations Decade of Ocean Science kicks off Feb. 3, 2021

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Environment

Carbon crusaders

Protecting and restoring Canada’s forests and wetlands may be a great long-term way to mitigate the changing climate

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Environment

Tree rings reveal stories of the past

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A film still from Anote's Ark by Matthieu Rytz, an official selection of the World Cinema Documentary Competition at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.

Environment

Montreal filmmaker sheds light on Kiribati’s climate change dilemma

New documentary Anote's Ark asks the disturbing question, "What if your country was swallowed by the sea?" 

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Arctic Frontiers conference 2019

Environment

Five key takeaways from the Arctic Frontiers conference

The uncertainty and change that's currently disrupting the region dominated the annual meeting's agenda

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People & Culture

Nadya Kwandibens photographs the First Nations experience across Canada

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Dundas street sign with stop light and stop sign

People & Culture

Renaming places: how Canada is reexamining the map

The history behind the Dundas name change and how Canadians are reckoning with place name changes across the country — from streets to provinces

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Steve blasco massey medal

People & Culture

Nominations open for RCGS Massey Medal

Award recognizes exemplary work in the exploration, development or description of the geography of Canada. Nomination deadline is January 15th, 2017.

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People & Culture

The truth about polar bears

Depending on whom you ask, the North’s sentinel species is either on the edge of extinction or an environmental success story. An in-depth look at the complicated, contradictory and controversial science behind the sound bites

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People & Culture

More than just a game: Iroquois Nationals fight for inclusion in the 2022 World Games

Despite being the originators of lacrosse, the Haudenosaunee people are facing hurdles to have their sovereignty recognized on the international sports stage

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FirstVoices Keyboards

People & Culture

First Nations turn to tech to save endangered languages

The latest app from FirstVoices allows users to type, text and post to social media in more than 100 indigenous languages

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A muralist paints a Keith Wolfe-Smarch design on a replica of Skookum Jim’s house in Carcross, Yukon

People & Culture

A cultural gold rush

After spending more than a century in the shadow cast by the Klondike’s precious metal heyday, First Nations heritage is stepping into the limelight in the Yukon

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People & Culture

Sleepwalking and hallucinations: A Canadian’s journey in the world’s toughest footrace

Ottawa-area marathoner Steven Jackson is one of only 39 people to ever finish the 6633 Arctic Ultra 

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People & Culture

The symbolism of refugee ‘arrival kits’

The items given to Syrian refugees — warm clothing, DVDs, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms — represent more than just practical considerations; they're the building blocks of a shared Canadian identity

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People & Culture

Featured Fellow: Margaret MacMillan

Margaret MacMillan's new book, War: How Conflict Shaped Us, comes out this October

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Cover of Reclaiming Tom Longboat: Indigenous Self-Determination in Canadian Sport and author Janice Forsyth

People & Culture

Tom Longboat, Indigenous self-determination and discrimination in sport

A new book remembers famed the Onondaga distance runner and explores how Canada uses sport to police Indigenous bodies and identities

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People & Culture

RCGS celebrates Indigenous languages with National Chief Perry Bellegarde and Wade Davis

The Society hosted a panel discussion on Indigenous languages to mark the UN International Year of Indigenous Languages

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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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People & Culture

Douglas Cardinal on the Zibi project

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People & Culture

2018 Indspire Awards honour Indigenous excellence

A look at the winners of the 25th annual awards

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People & Culture

Perry Bellegarde on reconnecting with language and ceremony

Episode 31

The First Nations political leader and Honorary President of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society reflects on his childhood on reserve and his role as an oskâpêwis — a Cree word meaning helper

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People & Culture

Q&A with Arno Kopecky

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Wanuskewin dance troupe

People & Culture

The importance of Wanuskewin Heritage Park

Park elder Jake Sanderson talks about the Indigenous cultural site near Saskatoon

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National Arts Centre setup

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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People & Culture

Growing food security in First Nations communities

Gardeners dig into a history of resilience to feed people during COVID-19

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Sandy Ward stands on a mountain

People & Culture

Reclaiming Indigenous matriarchy with Sandy Ward

The latest in our Colour the Trail series

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Christi Belcourt at an Aboriginal event at Carleton University. (Photo: David Barbour/Canadian Geographic)

People & Culture

Five indigenous artists you should know

Whether through music or paintings, these artists are making waves in the art world

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People & Culture

Building cybersecurity around the world

Ron Deibert, the director of Citizen Lab, the University of Toronto’s vaunted digital watchdog, explains the importance of the Cyber Stewards Network project, which supports building cybersecurity in places such as Asia, Africa and Latin America

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Elizabeth Dowdeswell presented Louie Kamookak Medal

People & Culture

The Royal Canadian Geographical Society awards two Kamookak Medals

Ontario Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell and artist Sylvain Voyer recognized for their contributions to making Canada's geography better known

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People & Culture

In search of promised lands

Uprooted repeatedly by development projects, the Oujé-Bougoumou Cree wandered boreal Quebec for 70 years before finding a permanent home. For some, the journey continues.

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Justice League of America artwork

People & Culture

Jeff Lemire

Canadian graphic novelist features First Nations culture with his latest work

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couple observes a waterfall in Yoho National Park

People & Culture

Canada ranked 7th happiest country in the world

Canada outperforms all other G7 nations in new happiness ranking 

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A closeup of the Snuxyaltwa pole at the ancient village of Talyu, in B.C.'s Bella Coola Valley

People & Culture

The resurgence of the Nuxalk

In British Columbia’s Bella Coola Valley, the next generation of Nuxalk culture-keepers and Guardian Watchmen is establishing a new paradigm for Indigenous rights

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One of two maps of Treaty 8 territory submitted as evidence in West Moberly First Nations

Mapping

When geography and the law collide

A case decided this week by the Supreme Court of British Columbia was, in essence, all about geography

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Alberta ministers and leaders stand together holding copies of the Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada

Kids

Alberta government to distribute Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada to schools province-wide

The Alberta government has announced a plan to provide every junior and high school with a copy of the atlas

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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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Yukon River

Travel

The making of a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Parks Canada's Marc Johnson discusses the public call for world heritage site nominations and how sites receive the coveted global designation 

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Timber wolves in captivity

Wildlife

The big bad wolf?

Exploring our love-hate relationship with the wolf

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Wildlife

Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative: 20 years later

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Wildlife

UBC research supports ban on high seas fishing

Shutting off the high seas to commercial fishing might be an economically and environmentally sound option for the world’s fisheries and maritime nations: UBC research

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Painted turtle

Wildlife

Photo gallery: Rideau Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

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woodland caribou

Wildlife

Agreement protecting B.C. mountain caribou finalized

30-year deal took two years to finalize

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Ederney Gonzales, one of the people who discovered Red Rockette

Wildlife

Tracking sea turtles

International grassroots organizations unite over turtle conservation

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Wildlife

New book explores the fascinating cultural history of polar bears

In Ice Bear, Michael Engelhard untangles our complicated love/hate relationship with this iconic Arctic animal

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Wildlife

Death of a whale

When one of the few remaining females of reproductive age in the southern resident population of North Pacific killer whales was found dead near Comox B.C. in 2014, an investigation was launched. The results highlight the challenges of protecting our most iconic marine mammals.

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Mapping

Map Monday: What makes a continent?

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Mapping

Canada’s Indigenous lands added to Google Maps, Google Earth

A new update allows users to view 3,100 Indigenous communities and treaty settlement lands

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Ivvavik National Park landscape

Places

Six sites awaiting UNESCO World Heritage status

Parks Canada wants the public to nominate Canadian places worthy of UNESCO World Heritage status. Here are the six sites still on the waiting list.

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Jeremy Bentham

Science & Tech

Shell’s Jeremy Bentham on the future of cities

The Vice-President of Global Business Environment and head of the Shell Scenarios team discusses the Future Cities project and how Canadian cities can be more sustainable

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