Seal hunting in Canada dates back over hundreds of years, but only more recently in the mid-20th century has it become extremely controversial. In the National Geographic article ‘Demand For Seal Products Has Fallen – So Why Do Canadians Keep Hunting?’ the author looks at the past and current status of the Canadian sealing industry and its uncertain future.
The commercial seal industry is said to have been established in the early 1500s by European settlers, and had a strong start, with a high demand for seal products both in North America and Europe. Since then, the market for seal... [+] Read more
So I ended up with a very small book, with the dimensions of around 3x5 inches and weighed approximately 1 pound, by Culpepper published in 1751 titled, “Complete and Experienced Midwife.” This book was probably used by lower-classed midwifes during the 18th century as a guide to child bearing and proper remedies for the diseases. At first glance of the book, the cover is made from leather and is probably the original cover, since the cover seems to used and scuffed with marks. Once you open the book you see that the font is really small but is very legible and it is written in English, the... [+] Read more
Orca whales are cool. They’re big, powerful, beautiful and befriend troubled orphan boys, if Hollywood is to be believed. They are also starving. The resident orca pods off of Canada’s west coast are reliant on Chinook salmon, a fish stock that has been declining in recent years. An article by Daniel Chasan, To save the orcas, do we need to demolish dams?, points out how this problem has been particularly damaging to the endangered southern resident pod found in Puget Sound. The population experienced an unprecedented six new calf additions to the pod this year, bringing the... [+] Read more
Hi, as a former student I might not have any relevance in the context of this website anymore. However if any teachers are interested
I stumbled upon this interesting project. Since it's a newsactivism class I believe that this setup is more user friendly, simple to apply and
most importantly interesting to read.
Hope you can make something out of this,
The Canadian First Nations’ treaties are not being respected. I think they should be honored, and so does rocker Neil Young. He recently kicked off a music tour to raise money and awareness in an effort to help the Chipewyans of Alberta, where lies the massive Athabasca oil sands.
Firstly, back in the 1870’s and into the 1920’s, a series of treaties were signed – the eighth of which involves the Chipewyans – with the First Nations of Canada, giving them a range of rights. According to Treaty 8, the Chipewayans are in title to 840,000 square kilometers for reserves. Some other... [+] Read more
Neil Young and his “Honor the Treaties” tour have caused much controversy and major disputes with its involvement to stop the Athabasca Oil Sands from extracting oil from the first nation reserves. Methods to extract the tar sands from the native reserves are a huge threat to problems occurring such as: fish in the water streams, greenhouse gases, and the violation of treaties. Neil Young’s movement is beneficial because it is making people aware of the major destructions that the government is making in order to profit.
To begin, studies show that toxic by-products from the tar sands... [+] Read more