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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

Canada Science and Technology Museum

The facade of the renovated Canada Science and Technology Museum in Ottawa, which boasts an 111-square-metre LED canopy projection screen that will feature themed programming. (Photo: Javier Frutos/Canadian Geographic)

Canada Science and Technology Museum
After 26 months of construction and $80 million in upgrades, the national science and innovation showcase in Ottawa promises to connect the past and the future

In his new book, 'Original Highways: Travelling the Great Rivers of Canada,' Roy MacGregor examines the role that 16 of the nation's most historic rivers continue to play in shaping Canada. (Photo: Mark Reeder)

In his new book, Original Highways: Travelling the Great Rivers of Canada, Roy MacGregor examines the historical legacy and future of Canada's greatest rivers
Jumbo Valley in the East Kootenays, site of a lengthy battle over a proposed ski resort

Jumbo Valley in the East Kootenay region of British Columbia is the site of a lengthy, ongoing battle over a proposed ski resort. (Photo: Catherine Page/Can Geo Photo Club)

Photo: Catherine Page/Can Geo Photo Club
With its ruling in Ktunaxa Nation v. British Columbia, the Supreme Court of Canada has shown that Indigenous groups cannot use the Charter's freedom of religion clause to protect lands they consider sacred
The NCTR Survivors Circle

The Survivors’ Circle of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation. Left to right: Piita Irniq, Barney Williams, Helen Johnson, Terri Brown, Doris Young, Ted Quewezance. (Photo courtesy National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation)

Photo courtesy National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation
Sometimes, the people you interview puncture you and you can’t leave them behind

Homeward Bound's inaugural voyage in 2016 aboard the MV Ushuaia. (Photo: Deborah Pardo)

Photo: Deborah Pardo
Dr. Catherine Sorbara is the sole Canadian participating in Homeward Bound 2018, an annual three-week-long expedition in Antarctica aimed at bolstering women leaders in STEMM
Métis, Indigenous, Alberta, West, settlement

Five of Alberta’s eight Métis settlements. (Map: Chris Brackley/Canadian Geographic)

Map: Chris Brackley/Can Geo
These eight communities are the only recognized Métis land base in Canada
The Nokedjak from Squaxin Island in Stz’uminus waters on the 2017 Tribal Canoe Journey.

The Nokedjak from Squaxin Island in Stz’uminus waters on the 2017 Tribal Canoe Journey. (Photo: Julian Brave NoiseCat)

Photo: Julian Brave NoiseCat
Images from an annual odyssey to reclaim tradition and territory in the Pacific Northwest
A Métis family with Red River carts in North Dakota, 1883 (Photo: STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF NORTH DAKOTA, A4365)

A Métis family with Red River carts in North Dakota, 1883. (Photo: State Historical Society of North Dakota, A4365)

Photo: State Historical Society of North Dakota, A4365
As Canada embarks on a process of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, the Métis are still without territory to call their own
Students and staff at Nunavut Sivuniksavut Photo: Katherine Takpannie

A group of students and staff from Nunavut Sivuniksavut, an Ottawa school devoted to Inuit youth education. (Photo: Katherine Takpannie)

Photo: Katherine Takpannie
The name roughly translates to 'Nunavut, Our Future,' and that's where students and instructors are focused
Indspire, award winners, Indigenous

The 2018 Indspire award winners. Back row, from left to right: Dr. Mike DeGagne, Speaker of the House of Commons Geoff Regan, Greg Hill, Paul Chartrand. Front row, from left to right: Michael Linklater, Nicole Bourque-Bouchier, Dr. Evelyn Voyageur, Dr. Donna May Kimmaliardjuk, Tracie Leost, Kye7e Cecilia DeRose, Dr. Lorna Wanosts’a7 Williams, Theland Kicknosway, Ashley Callingbull and elder Verna McGregor. (Photo: Courtesy Indspire)

Photo: Courtesy Indspire
A look at the winners of the 25th annual awards
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