Why Local Stories Matter

In this presentation, Bill Waiser suggests that local history has broad implications for the country as a whole.

Hosted by Canada’s History Society

March 5, 2019

He explains that Saskatchewan history provides us with the means and tools to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow by giving us some much-needed perspective on the past and why things happened in a particular way.

This presentation was part of the Excellence in Popular Media panel at the 11th Canada’s History Forum, Connecting Communities Through History, held on January 27, 2019.

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Governor General's History Awards Winner Bill Waiser is a Saskatoon-based historian and public speaker. A Member of the Order of Canada, he has published over a dozen books, including A World We Have Lost: Saskatchewan before 1905, winner of the 2016 Governor General’s Literary Award for non-fiction. He is the 2018 recipient of the Governor General’s History Award for Popular Media: The Pierre Berton Award.

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