From Canada’s early First Nations and Inuit cultures to European exploration, Confederation, women’s suffrage, wartime and beyond.
This map was produced for schools in 1947 and depicts the 55 member states of the United Nations as of 1946. It includes major events and quotes from great historical works and figures (from the Bible to Abraham Lincoln), and Canada’s own coastlines are marked with two of history’s many attempts to find the Northwest Passage. (Map: United Nations, L.G. Bullock. United Nations Map of the World. John Bartholomew & Son Ltd. Edinburgh 1948)
Cette carte, produite pour les écoles en 1947, montre les 55 États membres des Nations Unies en date de 1946 et commémore le grand moment lors duquel la planète s’est unie pour le plus grand bien de tous.
(Carte: United Nations, L.G. Bullock. United Nations Map of the World. John Bartholomew & Son Ltd. Edinburgh 1948)
Janice Forsyth is Associate Professor of Sociology and Director of First Nations Studies at Western University in London, Ontario, and a member of the Fisher River Cree Nation. Her new book is Reclaiming Tom Longboat: Indigenous Self-Determination in Canadian Sport. (Photo courtesy University of Regina Press)