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Dalee Sambo Dorough speaks at the Inuit Circumpolar Council’s General Assembly

People & Culture

Interview: Dalee Sambo Dorough of the Inuit Circumpolar Council

The Inuit Circumpolar Council’s chair on how Inuit are speaking up about climate change with a global voice

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exploration

Amundsen Gjoa 1903 Northwest Passage Inuit

Exploration

Lessons from the Northwest Passage: Roald Amundsen’s experiences in the Canadian Arctic

A foremost Amundsen expert shares some highlights from famed Norwegian explorer’s 1903-06 expedition to the North Pole 

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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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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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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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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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Environment

Inuit

History

History

How Inuit testimony affected the search for Sir John Franklin

At the RCGS's spring lecture on April 12, Dave Woodman and four other experts will talk about the use of Inuit traditional knowledge in locating Erebus

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indigenous

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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Members of the Pirurvik project accepting their award

People & Culture

Inuit preschool, Yukon cold-climate greenhouse among winners of 2018 Arctic Inspiration Prize

A total of $2,566,000 was awarded to five Northern Indigenous programs at a ceremony in Whitehorse Feb. 12

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Filmmaker Alethea Arnaquq-Baril on the sea ice in Pangnirtung, Nunavut

People & Culture

An ‘Angry Inuk’ defends the seal hunt, again

Award-winning documentary will have its Canadian TV premiere on CBC this weekend

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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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truth and reconciliation commission bentwood box

People & Culture

Truth and reconciliation and a sacred bentwood box

During Truth and Reconciliation Commission events, personal items were placed in a carved bentwood box to symbolize the journey toward reconciliation. How far have we come?

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Science & Tech

Mapping

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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CAE ships anchored at Bernard Harbour, Nunavut, in 1914

Exploration

Canada’s unsung expedition

A century after the start of the thrilling expedition that strengthened claims to Canadian sovereignty in the Arctic, the first Canadian Arctic Expedition remains a largely unknown part of the country’s history

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Torngat Mountains and Nachvak Fiord

Exploration

Photos: Exploring the Torngat Mountains, a place of spirits

Canadian Geographic Photographer-in-Residence Michelle Valberg offers a glimpse at her journey to Torngat Mountains National Park in Labrador

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Louie Kamookak by Robert Carter

Exploration

Canada’s 90 Greatest Explorers: Crucial communication

Part of our roundup of Canada’s 90 greatest explorers, these 15 explorers harnessed the power of storytelling to inspire others to discover and care for our world

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Places

Canada, Denmark end 50-year “Whiskey War” over Hans Island

Historic accord creates a new land border between Canada and Denmark on the tiny Arctic island and the world’s longest maritime boundary

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Travel

Land and sea

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

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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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Mary Simon, an Inuk leader and former Canadian diplomat, has been named Canada's Governor General.

People & Culture

Mary Simon appointed Governor General of Canada

Simon becomes the first Indigenous person to assume the role

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Science & Tech

‘It’s been raining! In the High Arctic!’

The Canadian High Arctic Research Station is set to open in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, later this year. How will it affect our understanding and appreciation of the North and the rapid change occurring there? 

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History

Erebus and Terror National Historic Site proposed for Nunavut

Federal government commits $16.9 million over five years to further research on doomed Franklin expedition

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Franklin expedition ship stuck in ice

History

Franklin fact and fiction collide in new television series ‘The Terror’

AMC's new 10-part narrative of the Franklin expedition is part high adventure, part gothic horror

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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

De nouvelles recherches sur le mouvement de mammifères marins dans l’Arctique visent à assurer le maintien d’aliments traditionnels inuits

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Science & Tech

The Arctic voyages of the intrepid ringed seal

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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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Science & Tech

World Energy Council calls for international climate framework

More than 2,500 industry and policy leaders were involved in the report, which identified five "policy enablers" to transition to a low-carbon energy system.

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Science & Tech

Les tribulations du phoque annelé dans l’Arctique

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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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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

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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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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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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arctic ship traffic

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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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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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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Illustration: Nicholas Burns

People & Culture

New comic book features Inuit illustrations, stories

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People & Culture

Expedition explores Aboriginal knowledge of Franklin ships

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People & Culture

The changing face of Canada’s first suburbs

The once-ideal big leafy yard faces off against housing density as Canada’s first suburbs evolve

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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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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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