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Phyllis Webstad

People & Culture

Behind the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Links to previous Canadian Geographic stories provide coverage and context

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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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Charlene Bearhead

Kids

Charlene Bearhead on the role of education in truth and reconciliation

The former Education Lead for the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation on moving from apology to action in Canada’s 150th year  

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Ry Moran at 50 Sussex Drive

People & Culture

Interview: Ry Moran on truth, reconciliation and his hopes for Canada at 200

The director of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation reflects on Indigenous progress in 2017 and looks ahead to 2067

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People & Culture

How Marie Wilson will mark the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Episode 22

For the former Commissioner of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Sept. 30 is akin to Remembrance Day

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Canada c3 ice breaker in toronto

People & Culture

Coast-to-coast-to-coast Canadian expedition sets sail

The Canada C3 expedition aims to connect Canadians through arts, science, culture and education during a five-month journey around the country

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conservation

indigenous peoples

Wildlife

The spiny dogfish made history when it was certified as the world’s first sustainable shark fishery in 2011

Wildlife

The great green shark hunt 

Can British Columbia’s spiny dogfish make the grade as the world’s first “sustainable” shark fishery?

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Science & Tech

People & Culture

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

Survivor: The story of Phyllis Webstad and Orange Shirt Day

Phyllis Webstad turns her residential school experience into a powerful tool for reconciliation through Orange Shirt Day

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People & Culture

Can Geo Films documentary Returning Home to premiere at Canadian film festivals

Returning Home is the first feature-length documentary from director Sean Stiller and Canadian Geographic Films

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People & Culture

Long overdue, much welcomed: Two residential schools named National Historic Sites

Canadian Geographic's director of reconciliation comments on the naming of two residential schools as National Historic Sites

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People & Culture

The truth about trailblazing

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Environment

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Science & Tech

Inside your smartphone: analyzing the rare-earth elements

How so-called rare earth elements are powering our modern tech — and where to find them

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Witsuwit'en language camp

People & Culture

How a B.C. First Nation is working to save their language from extinction

As the federal government prepares to move forward with its promised Indigenous language legislation, the Witsuwit’en Language and Culture Society is hoping for a language renaissance in Canada

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North Atlantic right whale in Gulf

Wildlife

Federal government announces new measures to protect endangered North Atlantic right whales

Following a deadly summer for the endangered whales, Fisheries and Oceans Canada is tightening regulations for crab fishers in the Gulf of St. Lawrence

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Minister Wilkinson

Environment

Fisheries Minister Jonathan Wilkinson on the future of Canada’s oceans

The new Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard sits down with Canadian Geographic for an exclusive interview on a range of topics, from salmon to whales to ‘last ice’

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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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A cougar sits in a tree

Wildlife

The cat came back: Canada’s cougar comeback

Why Canada’s cougars are on the rise — and what that means for us

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Nive Nielsen as Lady Silence in Episode 4 of The Terror (Photo: Aidan Monaghan/AMC)

History

“The Terror” recap: Episode 4

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

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People & Culture

State of the marijuana nation

One year post-legalization, a look at Canada’s changing relationship with pot

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Many Colville Lake locals spend their time in and around trapping cabins, preparing the pelts they’ve collected.

People & Culture

Traditional trapping in the North

Once a traditional way of life across Canada, trapping survives and even thrives in communities throughout the North, including Colville Lake, N.W.T.

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Adrian Sutherland

People & Culture

Q&A: Attawapiskat, Ont. musician Adrian Sutherland on the story behind his First Nations rights protest song

Sutherland hopes to inspire more Canadians to consider issues of reconciliation with debut single, “Politician Man’”

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Two people watch a video at the UNCEDED exhibit

People & Culture

Indigenous design subject of new exhibit at Canadian Museum of History

UNCEDED: Voices of the Land features 18 of North America’s foremost Indigenous architects and designers

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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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Kids

Coming soon: The Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada

Groundbreaking new educational resource coming this summer

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A Métis family with Red River carts in North Dakota, 1883 (Photo: STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF NORTH DAKOTA, A4365)

History

Toward a Métis homeland

As Canada embarks on a process of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, the Métis are still without territory to call their own

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Sylvia Maracle at the Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres main office in Toronto

People & Culture

Interview: Celebrating 50 years of the Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres

Sylvia Maracle, executive director of the federation, discusses the organization’s past successes and challenging future ahead

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A map of Toronto that is colour coded based on certain criteria

Mapping

The geographer that mapped the cities within the city

Urban geographer Liam McGuire on how he used maps to illustrate growing inequalities in Canadian cities

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Mapping

Mapping the future of sustainable agriculture

This online map platform displays hundreds of stories on ecological farming issues from around the world

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Satellite image showing smoke from Amazon fires blowing over Brazil on August 20, 2019

Environment

Fires are burning in the Amazon rainforest. Here’s what you need to know

Fire activity in the Brazilian Amazon surged this week; here are some key things to know about the situation

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History

Operation Husky: Reflections on a forgotten story

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A black-and-white photo of a film maker looks through the lens of his camera

People & Culture

Matt LeMay is Canadian Geographic’s inaugural Filmmaker-in-Residence

The new program affirms CanGeo's commitment to visual storytelling, supporting big ideas on the big screen

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Humpback whale in the broughton archipelago, bc

Wildlife

Giants of the Broughtons

Whales are beginning to return to B.C. waters — but will they find a safe haven?

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Wildlife

Managing the white-tailed deer population

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Wildlife

Shark tag finds its way home

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Wildlife

Bison to return to Banff National Park

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Science & Tech

Tracking the Greenland shark’s Arctic movements

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Science & Tech

How artificial intelligence can help crisis managers respond during extreme weather events

Artificial intelligence combines with social-media analysis to inform first responders and scientists

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People & Culture

Kahkiihtwaam ee-pee-kiiweehtataahk: Bringing it back home again

The story of how a critically endangered Indigenous language can be saved

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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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People & Culture

Our favourite books of 2018

Memoirs, a graphic novel and the biography of a famous ship are among Canadian Geographic's choices for the 14 best books of the year

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People & Culture

Welcome to Flat Earth 101*

*Do your own research

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People & Culture

Legacy of Canada’s role in atomic bomb is felt by northern Indigenous community

In the case of what happened to the people of Délı̨nę, the Moral Awakening film calls for an awakening in the form of a call to action

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Illustration: Nicholas Burns

People & Culture

New comic book features Inuit illustrations, stories

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A group of students and staff pose on the steps of Gordon's Residential School in a faded photo.

People & Culture

Not as envisioned: Gordon’s Indian Residential School

A quarter century ago, Gordon’s Indian Residential School was the last in Canada to close its doors

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a prairie chicken dancer and his daughter at Wanuskewin Heritage Park

People & Culture

Connecting to 6,000 years of history at Wanuskewin Heritage Park

The cultural site near Saskatoon is working to connect non-Indigenous and Indigenous people to 6,000 years of the region’s First Nations heritage

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People & Culture

Explorer and patron of geography receives Gold Medal

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People & Culture

Photographing Toronto’s diversity

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People & Culture

Trans Canada Trail and AccessNow unite: New partnership creates greater accessibility

Canadian Paralympians and Para athletes join the mission to increase trail accessibility across Canada

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People & Culture

Canadians share their love for museums with selfies

#MuseumSelfie trended on Twitter January 20th as people the world over shared their snaps.

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Christmas presents with brown paper wrapping

Environment

5 ways to cut down on plastic waste this holiday season

Wrapping paper, packaging, plastic plates and cutlery — it all adds up. Here are some easy ways to avoid a nightmare around Christmas. 

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Google Earth Voyager Indigenous Cultural Heritage Story

Kids

Google Earth Voyager story highlights Indigenous cultural heritage

Canadian Geographic Education offers a new multimedia educational resource centred on Indigenous content

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