Killer Flu

Having barely survived the trenches of World War I, returning Canadian soldiers — and the public at large — were greeted with a horror of a different ilk: the Spanish Flu. Weapons were no defence.

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Nominate an exceptional history project in your community for this year’s Governor General's History Award.

 

Finding Forgiveness, Building Trust

Treaty Education in Nova Scotia is a reconciliation story that has been many years in the making.

We are all Treaty People

Guest editor Cynthia Bird of Peguis First Nation explores Treaties and the historic Treaty relationship between First Nations peoples and the British Crown, now represented by the government of Canada.

The Numbered Treaties

Western Canada’s Treaties were intended to provide frameworks for respectful coexistence.

2017 The Governor General's History Awards

Armand Doucet

Recipient of the 2017 Governor General's History Award for Excellence in Teaching

Marc Mailhot and Lynda Brown

Recipients of the 2017 Governor General's History Award for Excellence in Teaching

Glen Thielmann

Recipient of the 2017 Governor General's History Award for Excellence in Teaching

The Governor General's History Awards

Celebrating the very best in Canadian achievements in the field of history and heritage.

In This Issue

Tragedy at Crooks Inlet

Three witnesses recall the mysterious illness that felled an Inuit village, save for one family. 

The Lepers of Tracadie

When leprosy broke out in New Brunswick in the 1800s, authorities were quick to cast out the afflicted — even though they should have known better.

The Crusader

Butcher, baker, restauranteur — Dr. William John McKay had your number. When it came to defending Saskatoon’s public health, no one was tougher.

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Education

Treaties of Peace and Friendship

In this lesson students use primary source material to explore the constitutional validity of the Treaties of Peace and Friendship.

Finding Del's Truck

Students will explore historical significance as the process used by historians to evaluate what was important about particular events, people, and developments in the past.

Commemorating Treaty Relationships

Explore several places and occasions that mark the importance of Treaties and stories about the historic Treaty relationship between First Nations people and the Crown.

Reimagining History: "Righting" Treaty Wrongs

In this lesson students examine the idea of justice as it applies to Treaty interpretations.