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    Partnership Profile: Polar Bears International

    After more than thirty years with a polar bear on our logo, Adventure Canada recently adopted a bear with Polar Bears International. This unique partnership supports conservation research efforts and sea ice preservation. You can visit the Polar Bears International website to for an interactive map that tracks our bear.

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    © Michelle Valberg

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    The Nunas: An Introduction to the Four Inuit Homelands in Canada

    In Canada, Inuit make their home along the entire northern coast, from Alaska’s border to Labrador. Together these homelands are named Inuit Nunangat, “the lands, waters, and ice of Inuit.” Here, Adventure Canada political scientist, historian, and journalist Aaron Spitzer gives us a primer on Inuit regional land-claim agreements.

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    In Conversation: Atautsikut / Leaving None Behind with John Houston

    In this video conversation, Adventure Canada co-founder Bill Swan interviews filmmaker John Houston on his newest film, Atautsikut / Leaving None Behind. In the film, Inuit and Cree in Nunavik (northern Québec) recall the history of the co-operative movement in their communities and the economic hope they inspired.

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  • Cedar in labrador

    © Dennis Minty

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    Travel at the Edge

    Adventure Canada CEO Cedar Swan seeks out connection with people, place, and nature when she travels. In this personal essay, Cedar describes some of her most memorable travels, the joy of watching her young daughters undergo their own transformative travel experiences, and the duty of travellers to leave a place better than they found it.

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  • Woman looks with binoculars tadoussac whales

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    Regenerative Travel: Can Travel Mend the World?

    The Regenerative Travel section of the Mindful Explorer brings our readers engaging learning about politics, economics, climate science, social development, Indigenous cultural revitalization, and other pressing topics of the day. This article by Adventure Canada co-founder Bill Swan provides an introduction to the concept of regenerative travel.

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  • Street signs uqsuqtuuq gjoa haven

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    Reclaiming the Names: Decolonizing the Arctic, One Place Name at a Time

    Why did Cape Dorset become Kinngait—and what new names are next? Adventure Canada historian, political scientist, and journalist Aaron Spitzer wraps his mind (and mouth) around reclaiming names across Inuit Nunangat and Canada.

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    © Dennis Minty

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    Partnership Profile: Amina Anthropological Resources Association

    Adventure Canada and the Amina Anthropological Resources Association have worked in partnership for over ten years. In this 2020 update, archaeologist Latonia Hartery tells us more about AARA’s mandates and programs, and announces the lucky recipient of the Pioneers Scholarship.

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