Tag Archives: colonialism

Passports – What’s Old is News

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https://media.rss.com/whatsoldisnews/2024_06_18_02_35_11_2055fb19-6f21-42a2-807c-01e1209b416b.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBy Sean Graham This week I’m joined by Patrick Bixby, author of License to Travel: A Cultural History of the Passport. We talk about the origins of the modern passport, the reaction to its introduction, and how artists and writers responded. We also chat about the role of the nation state in immigration, the… Read more »

Food Insecurity in the North – What’s Old is News

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https://pdcn.co/e/media.rss.com/whatsoldisnews/2023_11_23_04_16_41_2be9ffb2-68fc-4b72-b3de-2d61e3838c29.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBy Sean Graham I’m joined by Kristin Burnett and Travis Hay, authors of Plundering the North: A History of Settler Colonialism, Corporate Welfare, and Food Insecurity. We discuss the geographic parameters of the ‘North,’ the challenges faced by northern communities, and the origins of food insecurity. We also chat about the colonial structures that… Read more »

Whose History is Migrant Community History? An Essential Question for Heritage Preservation

Samira Saramo On March 2, 2023, Finlandia University in Hancock, Michigan, announced that it was closing. Since its establishment in 1896 by Finnish migrant-settlers as Suomi College, Finlandia University has been a center of Finnish history and heritage in North America. It has been home to an active Finnish & Nordic Studies undergraduate program and unparalleled archival collections, programming, and… Read more »

ActiveHistory.ca repost — Aboriginal History in Ontario’s Cottage Country

ActiveHistory.ca is slowing down our publication schedule this summer, but we’ll be back with more new posts in September. In the meantime, we’re featuring posts from our archive. Thanks as always to our writers and readers! The following post was originally featured on April 3, 2012. This summer, learn whose land you vacation on. Editor’s note: Several outdated links throughout… Read more »

Film in Canada – What’s Old is News

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By Sean Graham Film in Canada | RSS.comFor over a century, Canadians have maintained a love affair with Hollywood, both as producers and consumers. This week, we look at how that has played out with Mary Graham, author of Stunning Backdrop: Alberta in the Movies, 1917-1960, and Michael Gates, author of Hollywood in the Klondike: Dawson City’s Great Film Find…. Read more »

Family Immigration to Canada – What’s Old is News

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By Sean Graham Family Immigration to Canada | RSS.comAuthors Linda Peterat (From Denmark to the Cariboo: The Epic Journey of the Lindhard Sisters) and Michael Andruff (The Russian Refugees: A Family’s First Century in Canada) join Sean to talk about how familial stories can shape our understanding of immigration to Canada. They discuss their respective stories, the push/pull factors that… Read more »

Changing Place Names – What’s Old is News

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By Sean Graham Changing Place Names | RSS.comLauren Beck, author of Canada’s Place Names & How to Change Them, joins the show to talk about the debate over changing names. The discussion ranges from how Canada’s places got their names, colonial naming practices, and the cultural significance of place names. The conversation also touches on Indigenous naming customs, the politics of… Read more »

Indian Boarding School Newspapers: What’s Old is News

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By Sean Graham Indian Boarding School Newspapers | RSS.com In this episode, I amjoined by Jane Griffith, author of Words Have a Past: The English Language, Colonialism, and the Newspapers of Indian Boarding Schools to talk about the significance and legacy of Indian boarding school newspapers. We talk about why schools published newspapers, who the intended audiences were, and the… Read more »

A Samurai Suit in Fort Smith & A Blanket of Butterflies – What’s Old is News

By Sean Graham  A Samurai Suit in Fort Smith & A Blanket of Butterflies | RSS.com Fort Smith, NWT is probably not where you would expect to find a suit of samurai armour and sword, but at the local museum that’s exactly what you can find. When he first saw it, author Richard Van Camp started to think about all… Read more »

150 Acts 5 Years Later: What Does Truth and Reconciliation Look Like in 2022?

If you are a Survivor of Indian Residential Schools and need support, please call the National Indian Residential School Crisis line at 1-866-925-4419 or text 686868. You can also call the Canadian Mental Health Association toll free at 1-833-456-4566 (in Quebec 1-866-277-3553) or visit crisisservicescanada.ca. Other self-care acts include taking a walk, calling or texting a friend, nourishing your body… Read more »