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Congratulations to the Sault Ste. Marie Métis Council!

Congratulations to the Sault Ste. Marie Métis Council!

October 22, 2021

Funding Announcement The Historic Sault Ste. Marie Métis Council (HSSMMC) has been awarded $200,000 from the Museum Assistance Program - Indigenous Heritage Grant, funded by the Government of Canada. The funds will be used to create a permanent exhibit at the Sault Ste. Marie Métis Cultural Centre, a travelling exhibit, and a documentary to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the Powley decision on September 19,...

History Insights - Dr. McIvor

History Insights - Dr. McIvor

October 5, 2021

          History Insights is a platform for big ideas that incite change. We welcome speakers that challenge our understanding of the past and how it affects our present. Know History is proud to host lawyer and historian Dr. Bruce McIvor for a discussion about his latest book Standoff: Why Reconciliation Fails Indigenous People and How to...

Newsletter Special Edition- Truth and Reconciliation

Newsletter Special Edition- Truth and Reconciliation

September 23, 2021

We have a shared responsibility to learn the truth about Canada’s residential school system and the decades of pain and suffering it has created. This weeks edition of the KIH newsletter shares a few of the many educational resources available.     To recieve this newsletter weekly, sign up here. 

Orange Shirt Day

Orange Shirt Day

September 14, 2021

“Starting now, we all have the opportunity to show leadership, courage, and conviction in helping heal the wounds of the past as we make a path towards a more just, more fair, and more loving country. This is our beginning; begin that journey of healing.” - Sen. Murray Sinclair This September, as we reflect on the immense loss and grief...

Know History Graduate Scholarship for Indigenous Students

Know History Graduate Scholarship for Indigenous Students

September 9, 2021

Know History established a $50,000 endowment at Carleton University to create a scholarship that will be awarded annually to an Indigenous student entering a Master’s degree program in either the Department of History or the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies.   We have committed to increasing the endowment each year until it covers the full cost of an Indigenous student’s tuition. We see this scholarship...

KH's Tenth Anniversary - Top10

KH's Tenth Anniversary - Top10

September 2, 2021

September 6, 2021 is our 10-year anniversary! To mark this milestone, we will be releasing KH Top 10 Lists in the week leading up to our celebration. Over the last decade, our team has made many road trips: throughout the Great Lakes region, along the winding roads of interior B.C., and between rural communities in Nunavut. To celebrate 10 years...

Kahnawà:ke Oral History Project

Kahnawà:ke Oral History Project

August 26, 2021

Image: Gerald Taiaiake Alfred, Skylee-Storm Hogan, Trina Diabo, and Annette Jacobs.   Kahnawà:ke Oral History Project We are very excited to undertake a pro-bono project with the Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke and the Kanien’kehá:ka Onkwawén:na Raotitióhkwa Language and Cultural Center to gather, record and share the oral histories of Kahnawà:ke elders. Image: Gerald Taiaiake Alfred interviewing Billy Two Rivers. KH associate Skylee-Storm Hogan...

Renaming and Reconciliation

Renaming and Reconciliation

August 4, 2021

Thank you to everyone who joined us on August 17 and August 19 for the "Renaming and Reconciliation" webinar. Over 500 people registered for this important discussion.  To continue these conversations our weekly newsletter for August 20 will include links to articles discussing contemporary remaining efforts in Canada. You can sign up to receive the newsletter here.   Webinar Description: Names...

Know History at Historic Calgary Week

Know History at Historic Calgary Week

July 30, 2021

Historic Calgary Week 2021 Our Calgary team had a great week participating in Historic Calgary Week hosted by Chinook County Historical Society. We attended online and in person events around the city and presented at two seminars. An Introduction to Oral History: A Practical Demonstration On Thursday July 29, Tom Van Dewark and MacKenzie Brash led an oral history workshop...

An introduction to Canadian Residential Schools

An introduction to Canadian Residential Schools

July 7, 2021

On July 13 and 15, Know History hosted an introductory webinar explaining the history of the residential school system in Canada, its origins, policies, and impacts. Over 2,000 people registered for the presentation that described the role of both the federal government, and the missionaries and churches who ran the schools.   Click here to view the resource list from...