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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 Iroquois Nationals, representing the Haudenosaunee and Iroquois Confederacy, have been competing as a professional team since 1983. (Photo: Spirit Game)

Photo: Spirit Game
Despite being the originators of lacrosse, the Haudenosaunee people are facing hurdles to have their sovereignty recognized on the international sports stage

One of the Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in Farm greenhouses. (Photo: Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in Farm)

Photo: Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in
Local First Nation turned vacant land into an operational farm to provide for residents
Woman on a stand up paddleboard

Rochelle Byrne, 33, paddles out from Kingston on July 1 to start her trek. (Photo: Chelsea Brash)

Photo: Chelsea Brash
Rochelle Byrne is paddleboarding 420 kilometres along the shores of Lake Ontario to raise awareness about pollution that has infiltrated the lake

Arlyn Charlie at Abe Stewart’s fish camp. (Photo: Jordan Stewart)

Photo: Jordan Stewart
What can we learn when western science and traditional knowledge intersect?

Women's Dive Day, organized by the Professional Association of Diving Instructors, is July 18. (Photo: Jill Heinerth)

Photo: Jill Heinerth
Teen and dog in canoe

Zev Heuer and his travel companion, Blaze, paddling along the route from Canmore to Missinippi. (Photo: Karsten Heuer)

Photo: Karsten Heuer
15-year-old Zev Heuer spent more than two months paddling from his home in Canmore, Alberta, to his summer job in Missinipe, Saskatchewan
Zhelevo oak tree Toronto

The sprawling red oak known as Zhelevo is believed to be around 300 years old — older than Toronto itself. (Photo: Madigan Cotterill/Canadian Geographic)

Photo: Madigan Cotterill/Canadian Geographic
Torontonians are rallying around a campaign to save Zhelevo, a massive red oak believed to have stood in North York since before the city was founded

National Geographic Society President and COO Mike Ulica and Royal Canadian Geographical Society CEO John Geiger meet in Ottawa in November 2019 to discuss the renewed partnership. (Photo: Javier Frutos/Can Geo)

Photo: Javier Frutos
The two iconic geographic societies formalize a renewed partnership
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Sixties Scoop survivors can upload their own stories of displacement to this interactive map (Map: Sixties Scoop Network)

Map: Sixties Scoop Network
After years of work, the Sixties Scoop Network has launched their interactive mapping platform In our own Words: Mapping the Sixties Scoop Diaspora.
Winnipeg Food Atlas

The Winnipeg Food Atlas is an online interactive map that is providing local health experts with valuable insights, such as the prevalence and costs of diabetes in the city. (Map: Winnipeg Food Atlas)

Winnipeg Food Atlas
The interactive map is helping local health authorities see the city differently, including charting diabetes neighbourhood by neighbourhood
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