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Canadian History Roundup – Week of January 14, 2018

Nepachee, an Inuit woman is stretching a seal skin on a frame. She is sitting outside on or near a beach with cut timber in the background. She is wearing a white woolen coat and a yellow kerchief.

“Nepachee stretching a seal skin on a frame.” C. 1961. Cape Dorset, N.W.T. [Cape Dorset (Kingnait), Nunavut]. Rosemary Gilliat. Library and Archives Canada, e010799803. CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

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Canadian History Roundup – Week of July 16, 2017

A group of six Inuit girls singing, one of them playing the guitar.

Group of girls singing, Richards Island, N.W.T. July 1956. Photo by Rosemary Gilliat Eaton. Library and Archives Canada 4731522

 

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Canadian History Roundup – Week of July 9, 2017

Canadian history roundup July 9, 2017

Family enjoying a meal at the beach, seated around a fire, British Columbia. Photo by Gar Lunney, 1969. National Film Board of Canada. Library and Archives Canada. 4301659 Copyright expired.

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(Re)learning Indigenous History in Canada

Indigenous Canada

At the beginning of 2017, I came across a note on Twitter from the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Native studies about a new course they were offering, called “Indigenous Canada.” Curious, I clicked over to their website, and discovered that the course was designed to teach a non-specialized audience about Canadian history from an Indigenous perspective. Even better, it was being offered fully online, and it was free to audit. I had been looking for opportunities to learn more about Indigenous history in Canada, and this seemed like the perfect opportunity. I quickly signed up. Since I was one of the history nerds who actually looked forward to school (I really never understood the irony behind the Staples campaign, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year,” since I literally looked forward to returning to school all summer long), I was super excited to have the chance to be a student again. The prospect of finding some good resources that I could use in my own teaching seemed too good of an opportunity to pass up. But, to my pleasant surprize, the experience was far more enriching and transformative that I could have possibly imagined.

With the new session for the course beginning on July 10th, I thought that this would be the perfect opportunity to tell you about my experiences, and why I believe that everyone should take “Indigenous Canada.”

 

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Canadian History Roundup – Week of June 18, 2017

Canadian History Roundup - Week of June 18

“Piscines de l’île Saint-Hélène, 10 juillet 1965.” Archives de la Ville de Montréal. VM94-Ud-27-017. CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

 

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Canadian History Roundup – Week of June 11, 2017

Canadian History Roundup - Week of June 11th

“Betty Chan, a Chinese Canadian, admiring Pipe Major Bill MacLeod’s tie, made from the MacLeod tartan at the festival in Winnipeg’s Kildonan Park. Winnipeg, Manitoba.” Photo by Chris Lund and Gar Lunney. 1960. Office national du film du Canada. Service de la photographie. R1196-14-7-F. Library and Archives Canada. Copyright expired.

 

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Canadian History Roundup – Week of May 14, 2017

Canadian History Roundup - May 14, 2017

Inauguration de c première rame du métro à la Canadian Vickers, en présence notamment du cardinal Paul-Émile Léger et du maire Jean Drapeau. Août 1965. VM94-Md19-006. Archives de la Ville de Montréal/Inauguration of the first metro line at Canadian Vickers, in the presence of Cardinal Paul-Émile Léger and Mayor Jean Drapeau. August 1965. VM94-Md19-006. Archives of the City of Montreal. CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

 

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Canadian History Roundup – Week of April 30, 2017

Canadian History Roundup April 30, 2017

Paul Louch, “Bermuda – Trans-Canada Airlines,” 1958. Library and Archives Canada, R1300-1135. Copyright Expired

 

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Canadian History Roundup – Week of April 23, 2017

 

Canadian History Roundup April 23rd, 2017

Germain Beauchamp “Pause crème glacée à l’Expo 67.” 1967. BAnQ Vieux-Montréal P809,S1,DBP054. CC BY-N.C.-N.D. 2.0

 

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Historian’s Histories: Krista McCracken

Welcome back to our regular series, Historian’s Histories, where we examine the historiography of historians! If you’ve spent any time on the internet lately, then you’re likely already familiar with our next  victim historian, Krista McCracken! Krista is well known as one of the fantastic editors behind the Canadian history powerhouse blog, Active History, and is a model for how to do public history in a socially responsible way. So I am exceptionally grateful and pleased  to feature her work here! Enjoy!

 

Krista McCrackenKrista McCracken is a public history professional currently working as an Archives Supervisor at Algoma University’s Arthur A. Wishart Library and Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre. Krista’s research primarily focuses on community archives, residential schools, access, educational outreach and Northern Ontario. She lives and works on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe and Métis people.

 

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