Canadian Rangers: Sentinels of the North

For more than six decades, a volunteer force of mostly Inuit men and women have quietly stood watch over Canada’s North.

by Nelle Oosterom

March 11, 2013

Armed with Lee Enfield rifles and dressed in distinctive red ballcaps and sweatshirts, today’s Rangers continue to play an important role in establishing Canada’s sovereignty over the Arctic. These photographs highlight some of  the activities of the force.

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To learn more about the Canadian Rangers, read historian P. Whitney Lackenbauer’s article “Sentinels of Sovereignty.” And for more historical photographs of the Canadian Rangers, see Lackenbauer’s The Canadian Rangers: A Living History UBC Press, March 2013.

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