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Water is much more than a resource: it’s a relative

Water is much more than a resource: it’s a relative

March 22, 2021

By Karine Duhamel March 22nd marks World Water Day, a day established by the United Nations to celebrate and protect clean water. Too many people view water as a resource: something we consume that is necessary for life, and that people in many parts of the world can’t access. But understanding water only as a resource is problematic. It often...

World Water Day

World Water Day

March 19, 2021

A single drinking water advisory can mean as many as 5,000 people lack access to safe, clean drinking water. In 2018, there were 174 drinking water advisories in over 100 First Nations, with some communities being without safe water for over 20 years. This should be history. How can you participate?  For World Water Day we are supporting Water First,...

We're Hiring

We're Hiring

March 17, 2021

Senior Historian - Indigenous History Know History is a Canadian firm that provides historical services to assist in the research, presentation, and documentation of Canada’s history. With offices in Ottawa and Calgary and Associates located throughout the country, we have had the privilege of working alongside policymakers, museums, filmmakers, Indigenous organizations, and individuals to make history relevant.   Know History...

Colonialism + Identity - Part 1

Colonialism + Identity - Part 1

March 10, 2021

Introduction Living in Ottawa, there is a feeling of celebration for the colonial state. I have found myself staring at monuments, thinking about my identity within the constructs of colonialism and what it means to be Indigenous here. Sixty-two years ago, I would not have been able to vote, let alone be taken seriously as a historian. During my undergraduate...

The Story

The Story

March 9, 2021

There is no single, one truth in history. Today we share why and how our work respects the knowledge and honours the stories of Indigenous Peoples. Together we are working towards decolonizing history. We have so much love and gratitude for Ayaaq Anowtalik, Elaine Prusky and all the Ahiarmiut. Being able to share their story in a good way -...

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day

March 8, 2021

On International Women’s Day, Canadians should recognize the historic activism of First Nations women By Sarah Dougherty, PhD On International Women’s Day, many Canadians celebrate the achievements of suffragettes like Nellie McClung and Emily Murphy, who helped secure women’s right to vote in federal elections in 1918. While this was a turning point for Canadian democracy, McClung and Murphy’s work did...

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February 22, 2021

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