Second episode of 'Histories of Canadian Environmental Issues' podcast now available

1961 picture of Governor General Georges Vanier, Mrs. Pauline Vanier with Indian Agent S.C. Knapp

Governor General's Northern Tour: Governor General Georges P. Vanier and Mrs. Pauline Vanier (seated, right) with Indian Agent S. C. Knapp during payment of treaty money to Indians (1961).

Source: Library and Archives Canada, R1196–14–7–E.

The second installment of History Professor Sean Kheraj's six–part audio podcast series “Histories of Canadian Environmental Issues” is now available on the NiCHE website. Each episode in the series examines historical perspectives on a number of different pertinent environmental issues for Canadians, including:

Each episode includes conversations with historians who explore different aspects of these issues in past contexts. Round–table and panel discussions, and interviews will be featured to cover each of these complicated and important environmental issues. In this episode of the podcast, the history of health and environmental issues among the Aboriginal peoples of Canada is examined. A diverse panel of expert researchers from across the country explores several key issues in this history, including treaties, natural resource exploration, community–based research and intergovernmental relations with Aboriginal nations.

Listeners can access the podcast at http://niche–.org/node/10509

This series is funded by a SSHRC Public Outreach Grant with further support from the Network in Canadian History and Environment, Canada's History magazine, and the Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies.

The Network in Canadian History and Environment (NiCHE) brings together historians, geographers, and other researchers who study nature and humans in Canada's past. NiCHE offers a forum for the field, support collaboration among scholars, and ensures that this research is shared with policymakers, scientists, and the Canadian public.