Young Citizens: 12 Stories about Canadian Arts and Culture

Students from across Canada present history about their favourite musicians, writers, artists and performers.

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A Bravura Life

Eva Gauthier pushed the boundaries of music during her remarkable international musical career.

Art with Heart

Fiction Feature: Nova Scotia’s Maud Lewis transformed the mundane into the magical with her unique artistic vision.

Think on Me

In the 1940s contralto Portia May White was celebrated as Canada’s singing sensation.

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.

2022 The Governor General's History Awards

Thomas King

Thomas King is a bestselling and award-winning writer whose work has brought Indigenous concerns to the forefront of Canadian society and challenged readers to re-examine Western approaches to history.

Benjamin Hoy

Benjamin Hoy’s A Line of Blood and Dirt: Creating the Canada-United States Border across Indigenous Lands documents a border made in conflict, inseparable from histories of colonialism and Indigenous resistance, and designed to mean different things for different people.

Luisa Fracassi

Luisa Fracassi developed her project “Immigrant Voices” as an experiential learning opportunity for her diverse class of grade ten students.

The Governor General's History Awards

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