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The disappearance of Sir John Franklin, his ships and crews is one of the greatest mysteries in the history of exploration. Canadian Geographic and The Royal Canadian Geographical Society are at the forefront of what’s been discovered so far.

Panelists and participants in the 2016 Can Geo Talks. Back row, L-R: RCGS CEO John Geiger, Louie Kamookak, Ken McGoogan, Russell Potter, Glenn Stein. Front row, L-R: Ryan Harris, Dave Woodman, Karen Ryan, Alanna Mitchell. (Photo: Colin Rowe/Canadian Geographic)

On April 12, Franklin enthusiasts had a rare opportunity to come together in the same room as The Royal Canadian Geographical Society presented their 2016 Can Geo Talks

Dave Woodman (right) with Saul Aksoolak in the Arctic during the 2002 Irish-Canadian Franklin Search. (Photo courtesy A. Gibbons)
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
Sonar image of the wreck of the HMS Erebus on the seafloor of the Queen Maud Gulf. (Photo courtesy of Parks Canada)

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

Join keynote speaker Captain Dave Woodman and a panel of Franklin experts for Can Geo Talks: Inuit Oral Tradition and Franklin April 12th in Ottawa.
Louie Kamookak telling stories in tent, Peabody Point. On left, James Takkiruq and Michael Eleehetook. (Photo: Jason Fulford/Canadian Geographic)
Louie Kamookak is an Inuit historian whose work helped locate the lost Erebus ship. However, he's not the only Inuk who played an important role in the century-long search.

Franklin led two overland expeditions in northern Canada before undertaking his final voyage

Free lesson plans on Franklin expedition now available in Inuktitut.

Free lesson plans on Franklin expedition now available in Inuktitut.
A Parks Canada archeologist inspects debris next to Erebus’s hull

A Parks Canada archeologist inspects debris next to Erebus’s hull (Photo: Thierry Boyer/Parks Canada)

Photo: Thierry Boyer/Parks Canada
An interview with John Geiger and Alanna Mitchell

Louie Kamookak stands with the students and elders participating in the 2015 Malerualik Expedition. (Photo: Jason Fulford/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Jason Fulford/Canadian Geographic
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