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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

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
Ed O’Loughlin author photo Minds of Winter

Canadian-born author Ed O’Loughlin’s third novel, Minds of Winter, is shortlisted for the 2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize. (Images courtesy Quercus Books)

Images courtesy Quercus Books
The Canadian-born author and newly-minted Fellow of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society on his Giller Prize-nominated third novel and the allure of maps
Witsuwit'en language camp

Witsuwit'en language keepers singing songs and telling stories about life on the land during a 2017 language immersion camp focused on land- and family-based learning. (Photo: Carla Lewis)

Photo: Carla Lewis
As the federal government prepares to move forward with its promised Indigenous language legislation, the Witsuwit’en Language and Culture Society is hoping for a language renaissance in Canada
sea turtle, conservation, mexico, research, science, wildlife

Conservationists care for a black sea turtle during a research and monitoring survey in Baja California Sur, Mexico. (Photo: Neil Ever Osborne)

Photo: Neil Ever Osborne
Don't miss this photography workshop with Photographer-in-Residence Neil Ever Osborne on November 23 in Toronto 
frozen in time

When it was first released in 1987, Frozen in Time (inset) introduced audiences to a captivating Arctic mystery. After giving up their secrets, the bodies of Franklin expedition crew members John Hartnell, John Torrington, and William Braine were returned to their frozen graves on Beechey Island (pictured). (Photo: Russell Potter; cover image courtesy Greystone Books)

Photo: Russell Potter; cover image courtesy Greystone Books
The re-release of Owen Beattie and John Geiger's Frozen in Time introduces a new generation to a captivating — and still unsolved — mystery 
Operation pumpkin drop

The first ever "Operation Pumpkin Drop" for charity in Saskatoon saw a 600-kilogram pumpkin dropped from a crane onto a car. (Screenshot via Fiona Odlum/CTV Saskatoon)

Screenshot via Fiona Odlum/CTV Saskatoon
First-ever "Operation Pumpkin Drop" held in Saskatoon was a messy success 
1916 letter from George Cantlie to daughter Celia Cantlie with pressed flowers

A 1916 letter from Canadian soldier George Cantlie to his daughter Celia Cantlie with pressed flowers from the battlefields of Europe. Cantlie's 'war flowers' are the inspiration behind a new multi-sensory exhibition on now at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa. (Photo: Alexandra Pope/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Alexandra Pope/Canadian Geographic
War Flowers, a new exhibition on now at the Canadian War Museum, tells the stories of Canadians in the First World War through floriography, sculpture, scent and sound
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