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Special editorial features

September 2016

Amherst Island: A hidden cultural heritage gem, by Andrea Cross

Amherst Island is situated west of Kingston along the northeastern shore of Lake Ontario. It is 20 km (12 miles) in length from Bluff Point in the southwest to Amherst Bar in the northeast, and is 7 km (4 miles) across at its widest point. The waters of Lake Ontario flow past Amherst Island into the funnel that becomes the St. Lawrence River and the Thousand Islands ... (more)

Nochemowenaing: You don’t need to walk through here (an interview with Anthony Chegahno – full version) 

The Ontario Heritage Trust and the Chippewas of Nawash unceded First Nation co-steward lands in northern Bruce Peninsula that are part of an Indigenous cultural landscape known as Nochemowenaing. These environmentally sensitive lands are sacred to the Anishinaabe peoples. Recently, the Trust’s Sean Fraser talked with Nawash elder Miptoon (Anthony Chegahno) at Nochemowenaing about the site’s special meaning and significance ... (more

Reconnecting with Cree culture, language and land (an interview with Bob Sutherland – full version) 

On July 20, 2016, Sean Fraser from the Ontario Heritage Trust interviewed Bob Sutherland about his experiences and travels reconnecting with Cree relations in the Rocky Mountains. Sutherland has discovered that many James Bay Cree traditions devastated by the residential school system more than 140 years ago have been preserved in Alberta and Montana by Cree descendants who are providing a means of recovering language, songs, ceremonies and important spiritual knowledge ... (more

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February 2014

On the eve of war: Ontario in 1914: An interview with Laura Brandon

Recently, the Ontario Heritage Trust spoke with Laura Brandon, the Acting Director of Research at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa, to examine the role played by war art and artists in reporting the impact of the events in Europe during the First World War ... (more

May 2012

Understanding the French experience in Ontario: An interview with Madeleine Meilleur

Recently, the Ontario Heritage Trust interviewed Madeleine Meilleur – Ontario’s Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services, and the Minister Responsible for Francophone Affairs. Her remarkable story is firmly rooted in her French-Canadian heritage. We spoke of challenges and opportunities. She is clearly confident that Ontario’s francophone identity is changing, evolving and adapting, but more than ever it continues to define the future of our society ... (more)