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Languages of the land: Tsé Itzoh/Louise Profeit-LeBlanc on soh thun, dealing with life

In the third part of the “Languages of the Land” digital series, the storyteller, artist and choreographer speaks to Canadian Geographic on life’s teachings and working together

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Passing the Mic, Part 2 — Taloyoak throat singers and hunters

Episode 76

In the second of three episodes from Taloyoak, Nunavut, podcast host David McGuffin speaks with young throat singers Joyce Ashevak and Martha Neeveacheak, as well as their classmate, hunter Roger Oleekatalik

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Jeannie Ehaloak: An Inuit survivor of Residential Schools

Episode 67

The former Mayor of Cambridge Bay and Canadian politician speaks about her experience being taken away from her home at four years old and the impact of Residential Schools on the Inuit

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The Nunavut Quest dogsled race is revitalizing a once-threatened tradition

Inside the 500-kilometre dogsled race across the High Arctic with the qimuksiqtiit who are sharing their knowledge with the next generation

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Passing the Mic, Part 3 — A foot in two worlds

Episode 55

Inuit Knowledge Keeper George Angohiatok shares stories from his unique childhood and his life mission of teaching the skills and traditions he learned from his family to younger generations 

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Canadian Geographic’s Live Net Zero families take on their biggest challenge yet

The Home Improvement Challenge ran concurrently around all other themed challenges and had the potential to have the greatest effect on household emissions

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Pandemic Perspectives: Finding peace amongst the birch

Being unplugged and on the land gave my family the chance to reset 

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Pandemic Perspectives: Parked Life

When the pandemic hit, urban Canadians hit the parks. But are urban parks accessible to all?

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Pandemic Perspectives: Embracing the slow life

How I rediscovered focus in isolation at my B.C. cabin in the woods

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Placing the Pandemic in Perspective: Mothering in isolation

When my son was born, my world shrank to the size of an island

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Placing the Pandemic in Perspective: Walking at the end of the world

How a new pandemic walking route helped me process feelings around illness and isolation as a chronically ill person 

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De grandes attentes : le roi Charles III et son engagement envers les peuples autochtones

Le roi Charles III a montré qu’il était prêt à écouter les peuples autochtones – et à apprendre d’eux

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Covenant with mystery: James Cameron’s magic submarine

Dr. Joe MacInnis discusses his relationship with explorer and filmmaker James Cameron as well as how the DEEPSEA CHALLENGER came to be 

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Layers of meaning: Francine McCarthy on the Anthropocene

The geology professor is a key mover and shaker in what is possibly the biggest geological announcement of our generation, with Ontario’s tiny Crawford Lake being chosen as the global ground zero Earth’s most recent geological time period

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Malaysian Chef Alex Chen makes Vancouver’s Michelin List

The Food Network Canada judge discusses how he found his passion for food, the backstory of his restaurant Boulevard and the key to his continued success as one of the country’s top chefs

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Announcing the winners of the 2023 Canadian Photos of the Year competition

Canadian Geographic is proud to recognize 13 outstanding photographers who captured some of the best images of 2023

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Michelle Valberg on her career as a wildlife photographer

The Canadian Geographic Photographer-in-Residence shares her experience getting into the field of wildlife photography, where she finds inspiration and more 

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Toronto as Community: Fifty Years of Photographs

Toronto-based photographer Vincenzo Pietropaolo chronicles Canada’s largest city over 50 years, documenting the daily lives of ordinary citizens through time 

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Biinaagami: A call to revitalize our waters

Announcing a new initiative to connect to and protect the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence watershed

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With each stroke, a breath

How a journey through the Great Lakes helped reshape my relationship with water after the loss of my father

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Losing track: The importance of passenger rail corridors

What does it mean for Canada if we continue to pull up train tracks? 

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Our Country: Yann Martel

The Life of Pi author unpacks the feelings evoked by Saint-Jean-Port-Joli, Que., on the St. Lawrence River

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Renewed Remembrance: Marking 70 years since the Korean War Armistice

On July 27, 1953, an armistice was signed ending the bloodshed of the Korean War — if not the war itself — but questions have since been raised surrounding the conflict’s remembrance in Canada and beyond

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Tintamarre: Inside the raucous Acadian parade in Clare, N.S.

The tintamarre showcases the vitality of the Acadian culture  — and some supersized papier-mâché heads

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Team Canada wins silver and bronze at the International Geography Olympiad

Ontario students uphold Canada’s legacy of excellence at annual student competition held in Indonesia

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Featured Fellow: Johanna Wagstaffe

The author and meteorologist discusses the need to understand how the world works and how climate change reporting has evolved throughout her career

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Featured Fellow: Stephen Hui

The Vancouver author and photographer discusses writing, hiking and some of his most memorable experiences on the trails

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Indigenous women share their lives through storytelling project

The Ready2Listen campaign sees Indigenous women and 2SLGBTQIA+ individuals across Canada tell their advocacy stories

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Adam Shoalts is on a mission to photograph every snake species native to Canada

The best-selling author and explorer has already found nine of the 25 snakes, will he find the remaining 16?

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Un rappel à notre mémoire : souligner le 70e anniversaire de l’armistice de la Guerre de Corée

Le 27 juillet 1953, un armistice a été signé, mettant fin aux effusions de sang de la guerre de Corée – mais pas à la guerre elle-même. Depuis, des questions ont été soulevées quant à la commémoration du conflit au Canada et ailleurs.

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Excerpt from It Stops Here: Standing Up for Our Lands, Our Waters, and Our People

Sundance Chief and a member of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation Rueben George shares the personal account of one man’s confrontation with colonization 

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Sinking in the Far North

Roy MacGregor, one of Canada’s greatest journalists, shares the stories behind the stories in his new book, Paper Trails: From the Backwoods to the Front Page, a Life in Stories

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Arctic Awe with Pascale Marceau

Episode 61

The accomplished winter and cold weather explorer discusses her latest High Arctic expedition covering 650 kilometres in seven weeks

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Meet the winners of Canadian Geographic’s inaugural Live Net Zero challenge

The Loewen-Nair family from London, Ontario have won the $50,000 grand prize

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Humans could have arrived in the Western Hemisphere earlier than we thought 

Indigenous archeologist Paulette Steeves shows us how an ancient world could have been more complex and more populated than we imagined

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Rétablir les faits, pour l’Histoire

Les journalistes autochtones créent des espaces pour enquêter sur les crimes commis dans les pensionnats pour Autochtones, aux prises avec des questions non résolues et une reconnaissance pour laquelle il reste beaucoup de chemin à parcourir.

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Carrying our culture: New CBC series examines what it means to be Asian Canadian

In honour of Asian Heritage Month, CBC Quebec journalists asked Asian Canadians how they carry their culture

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Remembering Canadian astronaut Ken Money

The trailblazing scientist who advanced our understanding of the impacts of spaceflight on the human body died on March 6, 2023 at the age of 88

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Carefree backroads: Remembering Gordon Lightfoot

Writer James Little reflects on an encounter he had with the beloved folk music icon — and the question he was burning to ask

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Placing the Pandemic in Perspective: Cooking up comfort on the streets of Montreal

The death of an unhoused Innu man inspired an innovative and compassionate street outreach during the nightly curfew in 2021

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Flipping the switch on household electricity consumption

Canadian Geographic’s eight Live Net Zero families explore ways to cut back on emissions related to electricity 

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Excerpt from Where the Falcon Flies: A 3,400 km Odyssey from Lake Erie to the Arctic

Westaway Explorer-in-Residence Adam Shoalts shares a portion of his story from his 3,400 solo journey from Long Point on Lake Erie to Ungava Bay on the Arctic coast

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Our new “century of fire”

Author John Vaillant on his new book Fire Weather — and the toxic relationship between fire and petroleum

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