African Canadian History: An Untold Story

In this presentation, filmmaker, writer, artist and educator Sylvia D. Hamilton shares the motivation and process behind her work.

Video / Canada's History Forum

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Join us at the forum!

Online or in-person, join us January 19, 2020 for the 12th Canada’s History Forum. Recipients of the 2019 Governor General’s History Awards will share their experience of making the personal stories big and the big stories personal. Presenters will explain how small stories make complicated histories more accessible to learners of all ages.

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In Good Company

As the HBC’s 350th anniversary approaches, we invite readers to share their memories of North America’s oldest company.

The Enchanted Owl Spreads Its Wings  

Fifty years ago Kenojuak Ashevak’s The Enchanted Owl was reproduced by Canada Post on a six-cent stamp commemorating the one hundredth anniversary of the Northwest Territories.

Roots: Final Steps for Family Historians

A guide to filling in the blanks.

2019 The Governor General's History Awards

Sylvia D. Hamilton

Sylvia D. Hamilton is one of the most influential public historians working in Canada today, earning a reputation for excellence over four decades of active history-making.

Kayla Dallyn and Genevieve Soler

Kayla Dallyn and Genevieve Soler’s students worked alongside Elders to trace their family lineages back several generations. Through oral histories and conversations with the Elders, the students learned about ancestors who made enduring contributions to the Stoney Nakoda community.

100th Anniversary of the Death of Albert "Ginger" Goodwin

To mark the centenary of Ginger Goodwin’s death, the Cumberland Museum and Archives led a series of programs and events that engaged the public with history through artistic, academic and immersive experiences.

The Governor General's History Awards

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

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Contrary to its clean, law-abiding image, the Canadian West had its fair share of colourful criminals.

Experiments in Peace

How a group of pacifists in sixties-era Ontario was forced to question its principles of non-violence.

Lawbreakers in the "Mild West"

More hustlers, rustlers and wild men.

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Learning Basic Cree Conversation

This lesson will introduce students to the basic sounds of the Cree language (Y dialect). Students will compare and contrast the Cree letters of the alphabet to the letters of the English alphabet.

Determining Significance in Canada’s Bilingual Story

Using this activity, students will rank the importance of different moments in Canada’s story of bilingualism to explore how historical significance is established and how it varies.

Speaking Like a Canadian and Identity

In this lesson, students will use the historical thinking concepts to analyze the ways in which Canada’s identity developed through language, culture, and the growth of immigrant communities.

Picture This

We have so many great words that you won’t hear outside of Canada. Even better, many of those words are the same in French and English.