Sunday 29 August 2010

A map of Canada

On the face of it, this looks like a perfectly ordinary map card of Canada, but the sender tells me something interesting about it:
The postcard shows the map of Canada how it looked until April 1st, 1999.  On that day the Northwest Territories were divided into areas.  The western portion is still called the Northwest Territories and the eastern portion is our newest territory called Nunavut.  It is governed by the Inuit.
Nunavut means our land in Inuktitut.  Another little piece of history on a postcard.
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  1. Oh, the trials of the inuit! There is a heartbreaking story. Better late than never, I say.

  2. I may be wrong. I saw something on TV recently about a tribe, or some part of it, being forcefully relocated years ago, and now they have been brought back home.

  3. Most interesting. It's a very colourful map.


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