Historica Canada announces a couple of new entries in the Heritage Minutes series, now twenty-five years old. (You just think they have been around forever!)
The early Minutes were usually irreverent and unpredictable. The Historica-era ones, much more directly government-funded, have become semi-official, with most of the minutes from the Harper years emphasizing wars, politicians, and anniversaries. The new pair, funded by the Government of Ontario, are both set in Ontario. I miss the independence and irreverence.
But it's hard to complain about an indigenous take on the far northern Ontario Treaty 9 ("Naskumituwin," below) and a minute on kids resisting residential school mistreatment ("Chanie Wenjack," above).