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Mapping the Van Tat Gwich’in routes

Posted by John Bennett in The Polar Blog on Friday, April 24, 2015

A party of trail-breakers, (left to right) elder Joel Peter, Joseph Bruce and David Frost, reopening the Vihsrainjik route to Chuu Tl'it in Feb. 2012. (Photo: Esau Shafer VGG 2012)


An intricate network of trails and water routes overlays the northern Yukon’s Old Crow Flats, the ancestral homeland of the Van Tat Gwich’in. These are the pathways the people of this northern First Nation have used for millennia to move around their territory, hunting, fishing, trapping, gathering berries and plants, coming together in gatherings and travelling into the Northwest Territories and Alaska to visit relatives and trade. Until recently, the maps of most of these routes existed only in ...

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Throwback thursday: Reflections on the first editor’s note

Posted by Aaron Kylie in History on Thursday, April 23, 2015

The cover of the first issue of Canadian Geographic. Read the first Foreward by the Editors.

Speaking to millions of people numerous times a year is a task I don’t take lightly. And while I don’t necessarily confront that fact on a daily basis, I do regularly consider the enormity of the responsibility related to it, given that the content I oversee as the editor of Canadian Geographic is estimated to be seen by more than 3 million people each issue (not to mention millions more through various other mediums).

I can only imagine the pleasure Lawrence J. Burpee, the first editor of Canadian ...

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Meet the 2015 Canadian Geographic Challenge participants

Posted by Carys Mills in The RCGS on Thursday, April 23, 2015

These 20 Canadian Geographic Challenge participants will be competing in the National Final in Ottawa on May 4th, 2015.

The Canadian Geographic Challenge, now in its 20th anniversary year, will bring 20 young geography whizzes from across Canada to Ottawa in early May.

The students, from Grade 7 - 10, were named School Champions and competed at the provincial or territorial level before being invited to the National Championship. This is the first in-person competition since 2002.

The students will first compete in private trials in Ottawa before the top five competitors face off publicly on May 4 at the Canadian ...

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Canada’s “New Noah”

Posted by Leah Gerber in Wildlife on Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Patrick Moldowan overlooking Mauritius. (Photo: Gabby Salazar)

Patrick Moldowan has always loved lizards, frogs and anything else that, in his words, “creeps, crawls, slithers or slimes.” This year he's been selected to be Wildlife Preservation Canada’s “New Noah”.

Every year since 1990 the organization has selected one young Canadian biologist to participate in its “New Noah” scholarship program. The student is sponsored to study endangered species recovery as part of the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust’s conservation program in Mauritius, an island ...

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Help us choose the June 2015 Canadian Geographic cover!

Posted by Paul Politis in Community on Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Help us choose the cover of our upcoming issue of Canadian Geographic

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