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Oronhyatekha

Over the course of his life, Oronhyatekha did many things. He was a scholar, a CEO, a statesman, an athlete and a champion of women, children and minority rights. Today, I am looking at this fascinating man who was known as Burning Sky, Burning...

Nahneebahwequee

Little known today, Nahnebahnwequay was an Indigenous activist who spent her life fighting for land rights for the Indigenous before Canada was even a country. Born in 1824 at Credit River Flats, Upper Canada, she was given the name Nahnebahnwequay...

Abe Okpik

Among Inuit in the last half of the 20th century, few had as big of an impact on the day-to-day lives of the Inuit than a man by the name of Abraham Okpik. An activist, he would spend his life working for the people of the north, giving them a voice...

Fred Sasakamoose

A shout-out to the podcast Minute Women. If you grew up in the 1990s in Canada, then you likely saw plenty of Heritage Minutes. The Heritage Minutes touted parts of our heritage, and themselves, became a part of our cultural heritage. Well, this...

Our Lacrosse History

If you ask someone what the national sport of Canada is, nine times out of ten they are going to say hockey. They aren’t wrong, but they aren’t completely right either. In fact, Canada has two national sports. Our winter national sport is hockey...

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