Today CBC News ran a story by reporter Waubgeshig Rice about the renaming of the statue of an Aboriginal man now located in Major’s Hill Park in Ottawa, and formerly located below the statue of Samuel de Champlain on Nepean Point. Heretofore referred to as an unnamed “Scout,” the statue has now been named by […]
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In the latest edition of the Horaceville Herald (the newsletter of the Pinhey’s Point Foundation) Bruce Elliott discusses the new exhibit connected with Champlain, Whose Astrolabe?/À qui l’astrolabe?: Our exhibit about Champlain focuses on the astrolabe commonly attributed to him that is on display at the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Gatineau. The exhibit has […]
By Kristy Strauss, Carleton Newsroom, July 22, 2013. Posted here with the permission of University Communications. Jeff Thomas is bringing art and history together as Carleton University hosts its upcoming conference entitled Champlain in the Ottawa Valley: History and Memory of an Encounter. “History has always been an important component of my thought process, and […]
By Kristy Strauss, Carleton Newsroom, July 9, 2013. Posted here with the permission of University Communications. This September, Carleton will bring together artists, world-class experts and community heritage activists to reflect on the commemoration of a significant moment in the region’s history – the 400th anniversary of Samuel de Champlain’s passage up the Ottawa River. […]
What the French explorer can teach us about relations with First Nations By Teresa Smith, Ottawa Citizen June 15, 2013. Posted here with permission of the author. Every day thousands of motorists travel over the Champlain Bridge between Ottawa and Gatineau, golfers tee up at Champlain’s course in Aylmer, and picnickers kick off their shoes […]
Le colloque, qui se tiendra sur deux jours (sept 19-20), réunira des chercheurs, des intervenants patrimoniaux et des gestionnaires de politique culturelle. En ce 400e anniversaire du premier voyage de Champlain dans la Région de la Capitale nationale, ils réfléchiront à la place de Champlain dans la mémoire collective et aux célébrations soulignant cet anniversaire. […]