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If I treated myself with hot chocolate every time I write a sentence for my assignment, would I get it done before the day that's it's due? 🤔
#hotchocolate #history #homework #collegelife #university #usherbrooke #womensrights #feminism #canadashistory #procrastination
More #colonialism150, this time included in the most recent issue of #CanadasHistory. #canada150
Our #GuelphTudorLFL is fully stocked again! Kid and teen books on the bottom, adult and giant kids books on top. Beyond excited to put out "When We Were Alone" by David A Robertson and Julie Flett. It's a book about residential school survivors but made accessible for children. So important that everyone learns about Canada's history. If you take this book I'd love if you could return it so lots of kids have the opportunity to read it! #newbooks #christmasbooks #residentialschoolsurvivors #whenwewerealone #canadashistory #historyofcanada #takeabookreturnabook #guelph
Our #GuelphTudorLFL  is fully stocked again! Kid and teen books on the bottom, adult and giant kids books on top. Beyond excited to put out "When We Were Alone" by David A Robertson and Julie Flett. It's a book about residential school survivors but made accessible for children. So important that everyone learns about Canada's history. If you take this book I'd love if you could return it so lots of kids have the opportunity to read it! #newbooks  #christmasbooks  #residentialschoolsurvivors  #whenwewerealone  #canadashistory  #historyofcanada  #takeabookreturnabook  #guelph 
Miss.Khatib and her grade fives explored unfamiliar lands and colonized them for the three European powers #England #France #Spain #canadashistory #sesrd #handsonlearning @rdcrs
Beaconsfield designed by PEI architect W.C. Harris was built in 1877 for ship merchant James Peake Jr. A very modern home for its time -- with gas lighting, central heating, water closet, 25 rooms, 8 fireplaces & running water -- it was a most impressive and luxurious home. Beaconsfield is now a historic house museum and houses offices of the PEI Museum & Heritage Foundation.  The Carriage House is available for events and museum programming. A Christmas Craft Fair will be held here on Saturday, November 25 from 10 am to 3 pm. Free admission!  2 Kent Street. Carriage House entrance off West Street. 
#canadashistory #heritage #heritageplace #pei #peimuseums #peimuseum #beaconsfield #historicarchitecture #historichousemuseum #historichouses #charlottetown #charlottetownpei #victorianarchitecture #victorianchristmas #craftsale #bookstore
Beaconsfield designed by PEI architect W.C. Harris was built in 1877 for ship merchant James Peake Jr. A very modern home for its time -- with gas lighting, central heating, water closet, 25 rooms, 8 fireplaces & running water -- it was a most impressive and luxurious home. Beaconsfield is now a historic house museum and houses offices of the PEI Museum & Heritage Foundation. The Carriage House is available for events and museum programming. A Christmas Craft Fair will be held here on Saturday, November 25 from 10 am to 3 pm. Free admission! 2 Kent Street. Carriage House entrance off West Street. #canadashistory  #heritage  #heritageplace  #pei  #peimuseums  #peimuseum  #beaconsfield  #historicarchitecture  #historichousemuseum  #historichouses  #charlottetown  #charlottetownpei  #victorianarchitecture  #victorianchristmas  #craftsale  #bookstore 
Huge thank you to Deb Kobza for coming into 5K to share her knowledge about Canada History! #historytellers #canadashistory #rdcrs @rdcrs  #sesrd 
http://www.historytellers.com/
Visited the Alberta Legislature Building to learn some Alberta political history 📜🚪
Visited the Alberta Legislature Building to learn some Alberta political history 📜🚪
Hello Edmonton.. it’s been awhile. ❄️ 🚙
Hello Edmonton.. it’s been awhile. ❄️ 🚙
While checking out a show at the Newmarket Town Hall today, I also happened to check out the World War 1 exhibit by @newmarkeths that was down stairs in the lobby.
This includes going through a replica of the trenches at Vimy Ridge with some great detail about how life would have been for Canadian soldiers and what it would have looked like in 1914 - 1918. •
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The play that I got a chance to see tied into World War 1 and was written for Canada’s 150 birthday celebration. Kudos to those with Stouffville Theatre Company on a job well done. •
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Great job @barb8828 on all your characters, and thank you @psidon27 for bringing me along!!
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#worldwar1 #history #canadashistory #vimyridge #lestweforget #wewillrememberthem #rememberanceday #newmarket #oldtownhall #ontario #canada #stouffvilletheatrecompany #actcofest2018 #theatre #actress #theatrelife #picoftheday #blackandwhite #yorkregion 🇨🇦❤️🍁🎭
While checking out a show at the Newmarket Town Hall today, I also happened to check out the World War 1 exhibit by @newmarkeths that was down stairs in the lobby. This includes going through a replica of the trenches at Vimy Ridge with some great detail about how life would have been for Canadian soldiers and what it would have looked like in 1914 - 1918. • • The play that I got a chance to see tied into World War 1 and was written for Canada’s 150 birthday celebration. Kudos to those with Stouffville Theatre Company on a job well done. • • Great job @barb8828 on all your characters, and thank you @psidon27 for bringing me along!! • • #worldwar1  #history  #canadashistory  #vimyridge  #lestweforget  #wewillrememberthem  #rememberanceday  #newmarket  #oldtownhall  #ontario  #canada  #stouffvilletheatrecompany  #actcofest2018  #theatre  #actress  #theatrelife  #picoftheday  #blackandwhite  #yorkregion  🇨🇦❤️🍁🎭
Here are some photos from the 1917 - Canada Comes of Age exhibition now installed at the Caijuan Gallery in Cornwall until November 25th. This is a three city painting exhibition that looks back at the year 1917... 50 years after Confederation and 100 years ago, when Canada came of age. I am thrilled to be a small part of this fabulous show!. The final stop for this show will take place at the Aurora Cultural Centre Gallery from November 30th to December 30th. The opening reception takes place on December 7th from 6 - 8 p.m. 
Photo credit: Dave Rheaume
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#1917 #canadacomesofage #ww1 #exhibition #worldwarone #firstworldwar #canada #canadianartist #cornwallontario #caijuangallery #gallery #100yearsago #history#canadashistory
Here are some photos from the 1917 - Canada Comes of Age exhibition now installed at the Caijuan Gallery in Cornwall until November 25th. This is a three city painting exhibition that looks back at the year 1917... 50 years after Confederation and 100 years ago, when Canada came of age. I am thrilled to be a small part of this fabulous show!. The final stop for this show will take place at the Aurora Cultural Centre Gallery from November 30th to December 30th. The opening reception takes place on December 7th from 6 - 8 p.m. Photo credit: Dave Rheaume . . . . #1917  #canadacomesofage  #ww1  #exhibition  #worldwarone  #firstworldwar  #canada  #canadianartist  #cornwallontario  #caijuangallery  #gallery  #100yearsago  #history #canadashistory 
A Second World War-era photo illustrates Canada’s determination to defeat Nazis. 
Submitted by Anita Hochstein of Glastonbury, Connecticut. 
This photo shows my mom, Helen Schrempp Hochstein, and her brother Wilfred Schrempp, both of Twin Butte, Alta., in Ottawa in 1943. Born in 1913 and 1916, respectively, Wilf and Helen were the third and fourth children of Bertha Lattman and Fred Schrempp. Bertha and Fred homesteaded at Twin Butte after coming from Hartington, Neb., around 1905 with a group of other ranchers, mostly of German descent.

Both Helen and Wilf graduated from the Normal School in Calgary and taught locally until the Second World War. Mom and her friend Mary McIntyre Schmidt took the train to Ottawa after passing an employment test for work with the Canadian government. Mom worked for the Canadian Army, and Uncle Wilf visited her there while serving in the Army. Wilf also served in the Pacific theatre and brought home a real grass skirt from Tahiti.

After the war, Wilf ranched and taught in the Twin Butte area until he died in 1982. Mom went back to Twin Butte in 1944 to marry Dr. Francis A. Hochstein, who was also the son of homesteaders from Nebraska. Dad studied at the University of Chicago and at MIT in Massachusetts before a long career with Pfizer.

Mom passed away in 2002, but she always spoke fondly of Ottawa and of how she passed up a chance to be photographed by Yousuf Karsh.

This article originally appeared in the December 2017-January 2018 issue of Canada's History magazine.
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#lestweforget #weremember #remembranceday #history #canadianhistory #canadashistory #ww2 #wwii #nazis #victory #familyhistory #ottawa #calgary
A Second World War-era photo illustrates Canada’s determination to defeat Nazis. Submitted by Anita Hochstein of Glastonbury, Connecticut. This photo shows my mom, Helen Schrempp Hochstein, and her brother Wilfred Schrempp, both of Twin Butte, Alta., in Ottawa in 1943. Born in 1913 and 1916, respectively, Wilf and Helen were the third and fourth children of Bertha Lattman and Fred Schrempp. Bertha and Fred homesteaded at Twin Butte after coming from Hartington, Neb., around 1905 with a group of other ranchers, mostly of German descent. Both Helen and Wilf graduated from the Normal School in Calgary and taught locally until the Second World War. Mom and her friend Mary McIntyre Schmidt took the train to Ottawa after passing an employment test for work with the Canadian government. Mom worked for the Canadian Army, and Uncle Wilf visited her there while serving in the Army. Wilf also served in the Pacific theatre and brought home a real grass skirt from Tahiti. After the war, Wilf ranched and taught in the Twin Butte area until he died in 1982. Mom went back to Twin Butte in 1944 to marry Dr. Francis A. Hochstein, who was also the son of homesteaders from Nebraska. Dad studied at the University of Chicago and at MIT in Massachusetts before a long career with Pfizer. Mom passed away in 2002, but she always spoke fondly of Ottawa and of how she passed up a chance to be photographed by Yousuf Karsh. This article originally appeared in the December 2017-January 2018 issue of Canada's History magazine. . . . . . #lestweforget  #weremember  #remembranceday  #history  #canadianhistory  #canadashistory  #ww2  #wwii  #nazis  #victory  #familyhistory  #ottawa  #calgary 
Our Middle School students, participating in the Blanket Exercise. #indigenoushistory #canadashistory #reconcilliation #middleschool #halifax #independentschool #blanketexercise #kairos
Canada’s History Society announces the recipients of the 2017 Governor General’s History Awards! Link in bio for more details 
La Société Histoire Canada annonce les lauréats 2017 des Prix d’histoire du Gouverneur général! -
Excellence in Community Programming

Recognizes unique local and community history projects (awarded by Canada’s History). The winners are:
Photo 3: The Société d’histoire de Sherbrooke for its History Goes to the Market event; Sherbrooke, Quebec
Photo 4: The Exploration Place Museum and Science Centre and the Lheidli T'enneh First Nation for the new Hodul’eh-a: A Place of Learning gallery; Prince George, BC
Excellence in Teaching

Recognizes eight exemplary teachers or teams of teachers who are “leaders” in the classroom (awarded by Canada’s History, with the support of TD Bank and EF Educational Tours). The winners are:
Photo 5: Marc Mailhot and Lynda Brown, Montgomery Village Public School; Orangeville, Ontario
Photo 6: Janet Ruest, Chemainus Secondary School; Chemainus, BC
Photo 7: Rob Flosman, Waterdown District High School; Waterdown, Ontario
Photo 8: Armand Doucet, Riverview High School; Riverview, New Brunswick
Photo 9: Naomi Fortier-Fréçon and Leia Laing, Multi-school project; Regina, Saskatchewan
Photo 10: Glen Thielmann, D.P. Todd Secondary School; Prince George, BC
#gghistaward #prixhistoiregg #canadashistory #canadianhistory #history #governorgeneral #awards #educators #musuems
Canada’s History Society announces the recipients of the 2017 Governor General’s History Awards! Link in bio for more details La Société Histoire Canada annonce les lauréats 2017 des Prix d’histoire du Gouverneur général! - Excellence in Community Programming Recognizes unique local and community history projects (awarded by Canada’s History). The winners are: Photo 3: The Société d’histoire de Sherbrooke for its History Goes to the Market event; Sherbrooke, Quebec Photo 4: The Exploration Place Museum and Science Centre and the Lheidli T'enneh First Nation for the new Hodul’eh-a: A Place of Learning gallery; Prince George, BC Excellence in Teaching Recognizes eight exemplary teachers or teams of teachers who are “leaders” in the classroom (awarded by Canada’s History, with the support of TD Bank and EF Educational Tours). The winners are: Photo 5: Marc Mailhot and Lynda Brown, Montgomery Village Public School; Orangeville, Ontario Photo 6: Janet Ruest, Chemainus Secondary School; Chemainus, BC Photo 7: Rob Flosman, Waterdown District High School; Waterdown, Ontario Photo 8: Armand Doucet, Riverview High School; Riverview, New Brunswick Photo 9: Naomi Fortier-Fréçon and Leia Laing, Multi-school project; Regina, Saskatchewan Photo 10: Glen Thielmann, D.P. Todd Secondary School; Prince George, BC #gghistaward  #prixhistoiregg  #canadashistory  #canadianhistory  #history  #governorgeneral  #awards  #educators  #musuems 
An ivory carving of the HBC's S.S. Baychimo made by the Chukchi, a northern indigenous group in Russia.
Image from @manitobamuseum 
In 1931, the SS Baychimo got caught in the ice off Barrow, Alaska, where it was unloaded and abandoned. It did not sink, however, and eventually became known as the “ghost ship of the Arctic” — with sightings of the Baychimo taking place every few years in various parts of the North. Read more with link in bio. .
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#canadianhistory #canadashistory #navalhistory #ghosts #ships #carving #indigenoushistory #materialculture #history
An ivory carving of the HBC's S.S. Baychimo made by the Chukchi, a northern indigenous group in Russia. Image from @manitobamuseum In 1931, the SS Baychimo got caught in the ice off Barrow, Alaska, where it was unloaded and abandoned. It did not sink, however, and eventually became known as the “ghost ship of the Arctic” — with sightings of the Baychimo taking place every few years in various parts of the North. Read more with link in bio. . . . . . . . #canadianhistory  #canadashistory  #navalhistory  #ghosts  #ships  #carving  #indigenoushistory  #materialculture  #history 
Learning about the fur trades at Old Fort William. #oldfortwilliam#furtrade#raccoon#schooltrip#fieldtrip#canadashistory#goodday
Wampum belts. Canada 150? #truthandreconciliation #canadashistory
Our 2 NL Young Citizen winners joined 24 other students from across Canada for a whirlwind tour of Ottawa and @canadashistory Society's National Youth Forum. Here's the group posing for a shot at @canmushistory.

Young Citizen's... Just one of the many opportunities available through our Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage Fairs.

#heritagefair #heritagefairs #canadashistory #youngcitizens #nlhistory #nlheritage #nlesdca #yyt #709 #bonavista #cornerbrook #newfoundland #labrador #heritage #hsanl #nonprofit #students #ottawa @cbcnl @nlesd

Repost from @canadashistory  https://www.instagram.com/p/Ba9hOxOnATC/
Our 2 NL Young Citizen winners joined 24 other students from across Canada for a whirlwind tour of Ottawa and @canadashistory Society's National Youth Forum. Here's the group posing for a shot at @canmushistory. Young Citizen's... Just one of the many opportunities available through our Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage Fairs. #heritagefair  #heritagefairs  #canadashistory  #youngcitizens  #nlhistory  #nlheritage  #nlesdca  #yyt  #709  #bonavista  #cornerbrook  #newfoundland  #labrador  #heritage  #hsanl  #nonprofit  #students  #ottawa  @cbcnl @nlesd Repost from @canadashistory https://www.instagram.com/p/Ba9hOxOnATC/
Thanks for a great 2017 Young Citizens trip, Ethan and Daysha! Safe travels and good luck with the rest of the school year! #YoungCitizens #heritageSK #CanadasHistory #2017YoungCitizens
Canada’s History Society is sad to say goodbye to the 26 Young Citizens as they head home after the Canada’s History Youth Forum! From October 29th to November 1st these Young Citizens from every province and territory visited cultural institutions in the nation’s capital, and participated in discussions about why history is important! 
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La Société Histoire Canada est triste de dire au revoir aux 26 Jeunes Citoyens, qui rentrent à la maison après le Forum Jeunesse Histoire Canada! Du 29 octobre au 1er novembre, ces Jeunes Citoyens de chaque province et territoire ont visité des institutions culturelles dans la capitale canadienne et ont participé à des discussions sur l’importance de l’histoire. .
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#histoirecanadienne #forumeunesse2017 #histoirecanada #ottawa # Gatineau #histoire #jeunesse #éducation #apprendre #échange #élève #JeunesCitoyens
#canadianhistory #youthforum2017 #canadashistory #ottawa #history #youth #education #learning #exchange #student #YoungCitizens
Canada’s History Society is sad to say goodbye to the 26 Young Citizens as they head home after the Canada’s History Youth Forum! From October 29th to November 1st these Young Citizens from every province and territory visited cultural institutions in the nation’s capital, and participated in discussions about why history is important! _ La Société Histoire Canada est triste de dire au revoir aux 26 Jeunes Citoyens, qui rentrent à la maison après le Forum Jeunesse Histoire Canada! Du 29 octobre au 1er novembre, ces Jeunes Citoyens de chaque province et territoire ont visité des institutions culturelles dans la capitale canadienne et ont participé à des discussions sur l’importance de l’histoire. . . . . . . . . #histoirecanadienne  #forumeunesse2017  #histoirecanada  #ottawa  # Gatineau #histoire  #jeunesse  #éducation  #apprendre  #échange  #élève  #JeunesCitoyens  #canadianhistory  #youthforum2017  #canadashistory  #ottawa  #history  #youth  #education  #learning  #exchange  #student  #YoungCitizens 
Thanks for the visit and tour of the House of Commons #Charlottetown MP Sean Casey!

#YouthForum2017 #CanadasHistory #canadianhistory #parliamenthill #peiheritagefair #heritagefair #ottawa #pei
Congratulations to this year’s Young Citizens selected to participate in the 2017 Youth Forum! -
Félicitation aux Jeunes Citoyens choisis cette année pour participer au Forum Jeunesse 2017! .
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#canadianhistory #youthforum2017 #canadashistory #ottawa #gatineau #history #youth #education #learning #exchange #student #YoungCitizens #histoirecanadienne #forumeunesse2017 #histoirecanada #histoire #jeunesse #éducation #apprendre #échange #élève #JeunesCitoyens
Congratulations to this year’s Young Citizens selected to participate in the 2017 Youth Forum! - Félicitation aux Jeunes Citoyens choisis cette année pour participer au Forum Jeunesse 2017! . . . . . . .. . #canadianhistory  #youthforum2017  #canadashistory  #ottawa  #gatineau  #history  #youth  #education  #learning  #exchange  #student  #YoungCitizens  #histoirecanadienne  #forumeunesse2017  #histoirecanada  #histoire  #jeunesse  #éducation  #apprendre  #échange  #élève  #JeunesCitoyens 
Blanket exercise👌
Truth telling.
History lesson. 
Education. 
Change.
#kairosblanketexercise #yeg #turtleisland #historylesson #canadashistory
PEI Provincial Heritage Fair 2018 planning begins! 
#pei #canadashistory #peihistory #peilibrary #peimuseums #youngcitizens #educationpei #peiculture @confedcentre @peigov @peilibrary @peimuseumandheritagefoundation
Had an amazing day exploring with Keelan and Mavis!❤️ Went to the Brockville train tunnel, the light houses and windmills in Prescott and the pumpkin inferno! #ontariosbeauty #canadashistory #sundayvibes
Had an amazing day exploring with Keelan and Mavis!❤️ Went to the Brockville train tunnel, the light houses and windmills in Prescott and the pumpkin inferno! #ontariosbeauty  #canadashistory  #sundayvibes 
History grind
History grind
This evening's loot along with a lovely inscription. Thanks, Pat! #Conscription #FWW #WW1 #CanadasHistory #Canada150
Edward VIII's cypher on a federal building in Toronto. There aren't many of these around because he abdicated so soon into his reign. 
This was the site of Montgomery's Tavern where tensions came to a head during the Upper Canada Rebellion in 1837. 
#EdwardVIII #abdication  #cypher #architecture #civicarchitecture 
#UpperCanadaRebellion #MontgomeryTavern #Toronto #CanadianHeritage #CanadasHistory
When artists, architects, welders and horticulturalists collide. @canada150 #mosaic150 #gatineau #canadashistory #thanksgivingweekend
If I consider this land my home I need to ensure that I learn as much as I can about it. A replica Iroquois long house is a great place to pay attention to what was here long before me.
If I consider this land my home I need to ensure that I learn as much as I can about it. A replica Iroquois long house is a great place to pay attention to what was here long before me.
Some good reading for Orange Shirt Day tomorrow  #orangeshirtday #september30th #residentialschool #canadashistory #reconciliation
Oliver School children wear orange t-shirts in remembrance of the lives lost under the residential school regime. Very fitting given the school's name and history of Frank Oliver's controversial and racist policies. #redemption #reconciliation #children #orangeshirtday #residentialschools #canadashistory #remember #lostlives  #yeg #oliverschool #edmonton #knowthecompletestory #narratives
Every child matters.  For those who survived residential schools, and for those who didn't. #orangeshirtday #residentialschools #canadashistory #education
Post #103:

Canada's first railway tunnel that went through an extensive $220(?) Million restoration project this summer for #Canada150. The Brockville Tunnel once owned by Canadian Pacific Railway.
Photos and vids included in this post. Note the 157 years of calcification build up in parts of this nearly half-kilometre underground passage.

#historic #rail #gem #Canadian #railway #history #Brockville #Ontario #Canada #canadashistory #ig #instagram #instagood #StLawrence #postoftheday #1860 #SaintLawrence #railroad #railroads #OntarioHeritageAct #Heritage #relic #throwback
Post #103 : Canada's first railway tunnel that went through an extensive $220(?) Million restoration project this summer for #Canada150 . The Brockville Tunnel once owned by Canadian Pacific Railway. Photos and vids included in this post. Note the 157 years of calcification build up in parts of this nearly half-kilometre underground passage. #historic  #rail  #gem  #Canadian  #railway  #history  #Brockville  #Ontario  #Canada  #canadashistory  #ig  #instagram  #instagood  #StLawrence  #postoftheday  #1860  #SaintLawrence  #railroad  #railroads  #OntarioHeritageAct  #Heritage  #relic  #throwback 
Over the next year we will be watching #canadaapeopleshistory as part of our history studies. We watched the first episode tonight and WOW 😳 it is so well done! I am excited to learn more about where we live 🇨🇦 #learningtogether #canadashistory #somanystories #homeschooling
#Repost @canadashistory (@get_repost)
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It’s believed that the first Sikhs to emigrate to Canada were a group of soldiers travelling through the country en route to Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee in England in 1897. Admiring British Columbia’s lush landscape, they chose to stay.

Since then, the Sikh community in Canada has grown to more than 468,000, with more than one third of the population living in British Columbia. A new project in that province is showcasing the stories of Sikh women, whose accomplishments have traditionally been ignored or marginalized by historians.

The Kaur Project, created by Jessie Kaur Lehail and Saji Kaur Sahota, is an online resource filled with stories and photos of women in B.C. with the traditional Sikh name Kaur.

Kaur — meaning prince — is typically adopted by Sikh women as a middle name or surname. It is meant to symbolize gender equality in that religion (men typically adopt the middle name or surname Singh, which means lion). The naming practice began in 1699 as a way of liberating Sikhs from the strict caste system of ancient India. Gender equality is a tenet of the Sikh religion.

Lehail said the Kaur Project gives a voice to Sikh women, whose stories have historically been either untold, or diminished. 
Read the full article with link in bio. 
Pictured: Chanan Kaur - Refugee
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE KAUR PROJECT
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#canadashistory #canadianhistory #sikhhistory #oralhistory #publichistory #community #history #britishcolumbia #kaur #family #women #womenshistory
#Repost  @canadashistory (@get_repost) ・・・ It’s believed that the first Sikhs to emigrate to Canada were a group of soldiers travelling through the country en route to Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee in England in 1897. Admiring British Columbia’s lush landscape, they chose to stay. Since then, the Sikh community in Canada has grown to more than 468,000, with more than one third of the population living in British Columbia. A new project in that province is showcasing the stories of Sikh women, whose accomplishments have traditionally been ignored or marginalized by historians. The Kaur Project, created by Jessie Kaur Lehail and Saji Kaur Sahota, is an online resource filled with stories and photos of women in B.C. with the traditional Sikh name Kaur. Kaur — meaning prince — is typically adopted by Sikh women as a middle name or surname. It is meant to symbolize gender equality in that religion (men typically adopt the middle name or surname Singh, which means lion). The naming practice began in 1699 as a way of liberating Sikhs from the strict caste system of ancient India. Gender equality is a tenet of the Sikh religion. Lehail said the Kaur Project gives a voice to Sikh women, whose stories have historically been either untold, or diminished. Read the full article with link in bio. Pictured: Chanan Kaur - Refugee PHOTO COURTESY OF THE KAUR PROJECT . . . . . . . #canadashistory  #canadianhistory  #sikhhistory  #oralhistory  #publichistory  #community  #history  #britishcolumbia  #kaur  #family  #women  #womenshistory 
It’s believed that the first Sikhs to emigrate to Canada were a group of soldiers travelling through the country en route to Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee in England in 1897. Admiring British Columbia’s lush landscape, they chose to stay.

Since then, the Sikh community in Canada has grown to more than 468,000, with more than one third of the population living in British Columbia. A new project in that province is showcasing the stories of Sikh women, whose accomplishments have traditionally been ignored or marginalized by historians.

The Kaur Project, created by Jessie Kaur Lehail and Saji Kaur Sahota, is an online resource filled with stories and photos of women in B.C. with the traditional Sikh name Kaur.

Kaur — meaning prince — is typically adopted by Sikh women as a middle name or surname. It is meant to symbolize gender equality in that religion (men typically adopt the middle name or surname Singh, which means lion). The naming practice began in 1699 as a way of liberating Sikhs from the strict caste system of ancient India. Gender equality is a tenet of the Sikh religion.

Lehail said the Kaur Project gives a voice to Sikh women, whose stories have historically been either untold, or diminished. 
Read the full article with link in bio. 
Pictured: Chanan Kaur - Refugee
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE KAUR PROJECT
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#canadashistory #canadianhistory #sikhhistory #oralhistory #publichistory #community #history #britishcolumbia #kaur #family #women #womenshistory
It’s believed that the first Sikhs to emigrate to Canada were a group of soldiers travelling through the country en route to Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee in England in 1897. Admiring British Columbia’s lush landscape, they chose to stay. Since then, the Sikh community in Canada has grown to more than 468,000, with more than one third of the population living in British Columbia. A new project in that province is showcasing the stories of Sikh women, whose accomplishments have traditionally been ignored or marginalized by historians. The Kaur Project, created by Jessie Kaur Lehail and Saji Kaur Sahota, is an online resource filled with stories and photos of women in B.C. with the traditional Sikh name Kaur. Kaur — meaning prince — is typically adopted by Sikh women as a middle name or surname. It is meant to symbolize gender equality in that religion (men typically adopt the middle name or surname Singh, which means lion). The naming practice began in 1699 as a way of liberating Sikhs from the strict caste system of ancient India. Gender equality is a tenet of the Sikh religion. Lehail said the Kaur Project gives a voice to Sikh women, whose stories have historically been either untold, or diminished. Read the full article with link in bio. Pictured: Chanan Kaur - Refugee PHOTO COURTESY OF THE KAUR PROJECT . . . . . . . #canadashistory  #canadianhistory  #sikhhistory  #oralhistory  #publichistory  #community  #history  #britishcolumbia  #kaur  #family  #women  #womenshistory 
Erecting a Totem Pole
The Gwaii Haanas Legacy Pole is moved to its base on Lyell Island in Haida Gwaii, British Columbia, in 2013. It was the first such pole to be erected in the area in 130 years.
Photo Credit: J. SHAFTO / PARKS CANADA

Photo featured in Rights and Reconciliation essay by Ry Moran. He discusses the question "How do we achieve true reconciliation?" Link to essay in bio.
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#canadianhistory #canadashistory #reconciliation #action #history #totempole #ceremony #haidagwaii #britishcolumbia
Erecting a Totem Pole The Gwaii Haanas Legacy Pole is moved to its base on Lyell Island in Haida Gwaii, British Columbia, in 2013. It was the first such pole to be erected in the area in 130 years. Photo Credit: J. SHAFTO / PARKS CANADA Photo featured in Rights and Reconciliation essay by Ry Moran. He discusses the question "How do we achieve true reconciliation?" Link to essay in bio. . . . . . . #canadianhistory  #canadashistory  #reconciliation  #action  #history  #totempole  #ceremony  #haidagwaii  #britishcolumbia 
A historical animator from Discovery Harbour from #penetanguishene holds a saw on the beach at Awenda Provincial Park's spirit night. The night featured a #sunset show that took #campers through the history of the @penetanguishene area on lower #georgianbay. The #historicalanimators talked about the history of #awendaprovincialpark and sites like #methodistbay and #giantstombisland. The event at the @ontarioparks was part of @canada150 events. @discoveryharbour is a historic site that takes visitors to the time of the #warof1812. #loggers #discoveryharbour #exploreontario #explorecanada #tourismontario #exploregeorgianbay @tourismontario @ontariotravel #awenda #awendapark #sunsethistory #canadashistory #campinglife #ontarioparks #ontariocamping
A historical animator from Discovery Harbour from #penetanguishene  holds a saw on the beach at Awenda Provincial Park's spirit night. The night featured a #sunset  show that took #campers  through the history of the @penetanguishene area on lower #georgianbay . The #historicalanimators  talked about the history of #awendaprovincialpark  and sites like #methodistbay  and #giantstombisland . The event at the @ontarioparks was part of @canada150 events. @discoveryharbour is a historic site that takes visitors to the time of the #warof1812 . #loggers  #discoveryharbour  #exploreontario  #explorecanada  #tourismontario  #exploregeorgianbay  @tourismontario @ontariotravel #awenda  #awendapark  #sunsethistory  #canadashistory  #campinglife  #ontarioparks  #ontariocamping 
How Boiler Beach got it's name: the remains of a steam ship that exploded in 1883.
Pretty cool to go see.
How Boiler Beach got it's name: the remains of a steam ship that exploded in 1883. Pretty cool to go see.
We remember Yoichi Kamakura, a Japanese immigrant from B.C., who was killed in action the day after the Battle of Hill 70 ended. Yoichi had received the Military Medal for his skills as a machine gunner.

Soldiers pose while waiting for instructions in Somme, France in 1916. (L-R) Front row: Kanezo Nagao, Yasuzo (George) Shoji, Yoichi Kamakura; Back row: Sakutaro Murta, Kijiro Tokunaga, Takehiko Tokunaga. (Photo: Toronto Japanese Canadian Culture Centre)
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#canadianhistory #canadashistory #greatwaralbum #wwi #fww #firstworldwar #worldwar1 #japanesecanadian #hill70 #somme #france #battle #britishcolumbia #weremember
We remember Yoichi Kamakura, a Japanese immigrant from B.C., who was killed in action the day after the Battle of Hill 70 ended. Yoichi had received the Military Medal for his skills as a machine gunner. Soldiers pose while waiting for instructions in Somme, France in 1916. (L-R) Front row: Kanezo Nagao, Yasuzo (George) Shoji, Yoichi Kamakura; Back row: Sakutaro Murta, Kijiro Tokunaga, Takehiko Tokunaga. (Photo: Toronto Japanese Canadian Culture Centre) . . . . . . #canadianhistory  #canadashistory  #greatwaralbum  #wwi  #fww  #firstworldwar  #worldwar1  #japanesecanadian  #hill70  #somme  #france  #battle  #britishcolumbia  #weremember 
Potlatch. Banned and illegal to practise by the Canadian government in 1884 until 1951. "by far the most formidable of all obstacles in the way of Indians becoming Christians, or even civilized". The dark side of Canada's past. #potlatch #indigenoushistory #canadashistory #canadianhistory #remembrance #naturalhistorymuseum #tlingit #society #westcoastclassic
Today we are showcasing Muslim contributions to Canada's 150 history 🇨🇦 #canadashistory  #develpment #muslim #islam #muslimcontributions #muslimfest2017
Bale seals were crimped to fur bundles that had been sorted and prepared for exhibition to potential buyers. The earliest seals were made from lead, but these twentieth-century seals were made from processed sheet iron that had been protected from corrosion with some kind of lacquered finish.

The HBC Collection at the Manitoba Museum has a few late-nineteenth- and early twentieth century entury varieties but no examples of earlier lead seals.

How did the seals work? Furs were wrapped in forty-kilogram burlap bundles, and a rope or cord was tied around the exterior. The burlap was stencilled with important information regarding the point of origin and ownership, and the seals were likely crimped around the cord.

Bale seals are one of the most commonly forged Hudson’s Bay Company artifacts on the market, with many crude examples of flat metal pieces with conjoined HBC and beaver iconography mistakenly listed as bale seals.

Above text was written by Amelia Fay, curator of the HBC Collection at the Manitoba Museum.

This article originally appeared in the June-July 2017 issue of Canada’s History.
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#cdnhist #canadashistory #canadianhistory #artifact #museum #collection #materialculture #hbc #hudsonsbaycompany #forgery
Bale seals were crimped to fur bundles that had been sorted and prepared for exhibition to potential buyers. The earliest seals were made from lead, but these twentieth-century seals were made from processed sheet iron that had been protected from corrosion with some kind of lacquered finish. The HBC Collection at the Manitoba Museum has a few late-nineteenth- and early twentieth century entury varieties but no examples of earlier lead seals. How did the seals work? Furs were wrapped in forty-kilogram burlap bundles, and a rope or cord was tied around the exterior. The burlap was stencilled with important information regarding the point of origin and ownership, and the seals were likely crimped around the cord. Bale seals are one of the most commonly forged Hudson’s Bay Company artifacts on the market, with many crude examples of flat metal pieces with conjoined HBC and beaver iconography mistakenly listed as bale seals. Above text was written by Amelia Fay, curator of the HBC Collection at the Manitoba Museum. This article originally appeared in the June-July 2017 issue of Canada’s History. . . . . . #cdnhist  #canadashistory  #canadianhistory  #artifact  #museum  #collection  #materialculture  #hbc  #hudsonsbaycompany  #forgery 
Spotted in the Aug-Sep 2017 issue of Canada's History magazine: a great review of Shawn Selway's "Nobody Here Will Harm You"
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#bookreviews #canadashistory #canadashistorymagazine #thebeaver #shawnselway #nobodyherewillharmyou #readwolsakandwynn #wolsakandwynn
Not a bad shot for a drive by....gloomy Ottawa day...#ohcanada#ournationscapital #parliamenthill #canadashistory
Amazing getting to see the teaching rocks at Petroglyphs provincial park with @rihah this weekend. Hard to believe the largest collection of ancient first nations rock carvings in Canada is so close to home, I would highly recommend visiting it. *Note: this is not my photo, visitors are not permitted to take pictures at the sacred site, this is the postcard from the park. 🇨🇦 #petroglyhs #rockcarving #canadashistory #teachingrocks #ontario #ontarioparks #canada #kinoomaagewaabkong #firstnations #respect #crane #exploring #adventure #postcard
Amazing getting to see the teaching rocks at Petroglyphs provincial park with @rihah this weekend. Hard to believe the largest collection of ancient first nations rock carvings in Canada is so close to home, I would highly recommend visiting it. *Note: this is not my photo, visitors are not permitted to take pictures at the sacred site, this is the postcard from the park. 🇨🇦 #petroglyhs  #rockcarving  #canadashistory  #teachingrocks  #ontario  #ontarioparks  #canada  #kinoomaagewaabkong  #firstnations  #respect  #crane  #exploring  #adventure  #postcard