Barbed Wire Ballads
Music and poetry helped two Canadian soldiers endure captivity, hunger, and forced labour in a Second World War German POW camp. by Don Cummer
Pluck & Prowess
Harp virtuoso Winifred Bambrick defied her age and travelled the world. by Mary E. Hughes Listen to her play
On the cover
Canadians were among forty thousand POWs interned at Stalag XI-B at Fallingbostel, Germany, the first prisoner of war camp liberated by the Allies on April 16, 1945. (Imperial War Museums/BU 3661)
In The Beaver
Agowigiiwinan Bezhig Minawaa Niizhin
Commemorating the 150th anniversary of Treaties One and Two gives us all an opportunity to honour our ancestors’ sacred promises to live in peace and to share the bounty of the land. by Wabi Benais Mistatim Equay (Cynthia Bird)
Headwaters of Their Own Stream
Battling racism, discrimination, and exclusion, seven artists formed the Professional Native Indian Artists Inc. to fight for professional respect and political self-determination. by Michelle LaVallee
On the cover
Jackson Beardy, Nanabush Catches the Eagle, 1972 (Don Hall, courtesy of the Mackenzie Art Gallery.)
The Beaver returns.
Debatable history. Myth stakes. Flight facts. Wise words.
Historic boathouse restoration making waves in Ottawa. A young Oscar Peterson. Photographing abandoned buildings on the prairies. A trapper’s tale.
Trading Post Drive
A pair of smoked-moosehide moccasins is trimmed with beaver fur.
A birthday calendar from 1941 reveals the personal side of a prairie insurance magnate.
His Irish birthplace honours Thomas D’Arcy McGee. At the museums: Modern women artists, Italo-Montrealers.
Open Book: Excerpt from I Can Only Paint. Reviews: Seasoned raconteur. Witnessing conflict. More books: women during war, gold rush stagecoach, legacies of eugenics, soldiers in Newfoundland, youth squads. Read them all
Newly installed Governor General of Canada an inspiration to all Canadians.
A curling team comprised of RCAF veterans poses at a rink in Quebec City.