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The people and ideas shaping the way we think about our natural and human-made spaces, design, art and photography and more in Canada

Patrick hunter sits with artisan canoe paddle

Photo: Courtesy Patrick Hunter

Photo: Courtesy Patrick Hunter
The painter and graphic designer discusses his roots, his craft — and his new collection of artisan canoe paddles
Dalee Sambo Dorough speaks at the Inuit Circumpolar Council’s General Assembly

Dalee Sambo Dorough speaks at the Inuit Circumpolar Council’s General Assembly after being elected as chair in 2018. (Photo: Bill Hess)

Photo: Bill Hess
The Inuit Circumpolar Council’s chair on how Inuit are speaking up about climate change with a global voice
Melvin Whiteway. (Photo Credit: Lake Winnipeg Project)

Melvin Whiteway, a Matheson Island fisherman, rises early for the best catch, despite dwindling numbers of fish and other fishermen. (Photo Credit: Lake Winnipeg Project)

Melvin Whiteway. (Photo Credit: Lake Winnipeg Project)
Anishinaabe/Cree filmmaker Kevin Settee centres four short docs around the ingenuity and resilience of communities surrounding Lake Winnipeg 
Seitcher Bay and Chitapii Mountain

A view of Seitcher Bay and Chitapii Mountain on the traditional lands of Hasaatuk's family. (Photo: Hasaatuk)

Photo: Hasaatuk
We caught up with Indigenous filmmaker Sarain Fox to talk Giiwewizh — a series of 16 short films directed and shot in isolation on iPhone 12
Phyllis Webstad

Phyllis Webstad. (Photo: Lisa Charleyboy)

Photo: Lisa Charleyboy
Links to previous Canadian Geographic stories provide coverage and context
natural climate solutions

(Illustration: Mary Sanche/Can Geo)

natural climate solutions
How natural solutions could mitigate 78 megatonnes of greenhouse gas emissions by 2030
the planting of a heart garden during the closing ceremony of the Indian Residential Schools Truth and Reconciliation Commission, at Rideau Hall in Ottawa

People take part in the planting of a heart garden during the closing ceremony of the Indian Residential Schools Truth and Reconciliation Commission, at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 3, 2015. (Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Aerial shot of a forest garden

Aerial shot of a Sts'ailes forest garden site. (Photo: Courtesy Chelsey Armstrong)

Photo: Courtesy Chelsey Armstrong
The discovery of the 150-year-old Ts’msyen and Coast Salish garden sites — and their still-booming biodiversity — could provide fresh inspiration for both land management and food security solutions
Book cover of "The Day the World Stops Shopping" alongside author J.B. MacKinnon

Book cover: Courtesy Penguin Random House Canada; Headshot: Marina Dodis.

Book cover: courtesy Penguin Random House Canada; Headshot: Marina Dodis
From economy to ecology, J.B. MacKinnon's creative work of non-fiction explores what the world would look like if we could just stop shopping  
Trudeau and the Trebeks

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Jean and Alex Trebek pose at the entrance to the Alex Trebek Theatre at the Royal Canadian Geographical Society's headquarters during the building's grand opening in May 2019. (Photo: Andrew Lessard)

Trudeau and the Trebeks
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Jean Trebek and Rear-Admiral Rebecca Patterson join the organization as Honorary Fellows
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