Today marks the 52nd anniversary of the passing of Chanie Wenjack, a 12 year old Ojibwe Anishinaabe boy who died trying to run away from residential school in Ontario. His death sparked an inquest and began to raise ethical questions about the impact of residential schools on Indigenous peoples. This impact continues to reverberate throughout Canada today. This is why a number of Indigenous participants, such as Lillian Howard hesitated to join Canada C3. Here she is in her own words.
She may still only be in her 20s but it is hard to find anything that youth ambassador Makrina Morozowski hasn’t done! As well as a Masters in counselling and studying to become a registered psychologist, she plays wheelchair basketball, horseback rides, skis and competes in crossfit. Makrina promotes the efforts of the 3E Love initiative - a social entrepreneurial experiment to change the perception of disability.
Dominique Normand is a Métis artist of Maliseet descent from the Laurentians. Enriched by her own experience since 2008 amongst the James Bay Cree communities and on the land, she becomes a witness to the entwined harmony of all our relations, a spokeswoman bearing a camera, armed with a brush. Here she explains in her own words and through her ‘Fogo Series’ how leg 5 of Canada C3 influenced her art practice.
"One year since the Polar Prince completed the 10-day Canada C3 expedition, life has changed for me in many ways because of the people, stories and lessons I encountered on Leg 3 of the journey.”
When public participant Jimmy Vigneux, photographer and general amazing man of action, met Lyne Morissette, Science Coordinator and top communicator on Leg 2 of Canada C3, it was the start of a beautiful, environmentally-oriented partnership.
Today is the 3rd annual National Moose Hide Campaign Gathering and Day of Fasting in Ottawa. This event brings together members of Parliament, senators, Aboriginal leaders, service leaders, the philanthropic community, community leaders, public servants and other guests.
On the first anniversary of Gord Downie’s passing, we thought it fitting to share the reflections of leg 3 participant, Jeffrey Copenace via an excerpt from his diary on day 2 of his journey.
October 28, 2018 represents one year since the Canada C3 expedition completed its journey from coast to coast to coast. Canadian singer-songwriter and Leg 8 participant Matthew Barber reflects on his journey through his "Song for Nunavut".
October 28, 2018 represents one year since the Canada C3 expedition completed its journey from coast to coast to coast. Leg 3 participant Ossie Michelin reflects on his journey.
October 28, 2018 represents one year since the Canada C3 expedition completed its journey from coast to coast to coast. Leg 12 participant Victoria Grant reflects on the impact of her journey.
Post-expedition, C3 artists have continued to generate dialogue in the world of arts and culture. Through a range of projects spanning photography, painting, print, and mixed-media, their work reminds us of the exciting ways in which art can tell stories and reflect the world around us. Read more about the C3 artists and check out some of the updates that have come across our desk in the last year:
Project leads from the Canada C3 Science Program gathered at Dalhousie University in Halifax for the first time to view the C3 pan-Canadian science projects and to discuss next steps.