Today’s post comes from our Discovery Specialist (and history buff), Dave Sproule. Header image source: Minnesota Historical Society.
Over 200 years ago, George Bonga paddled fur trade routes throughout the Great Lakes region.
He also acted as a canoe guide, a translator, and eventually a trader with his own trading posts.
In honour of Black History Month, let’s take a look at the life of George Bonga.
Continue reading George Bonga: the life of a voyageur
Today’s post comes from Claire Zlobin from LifeWithABaby.com.
In honour of Black History Month, I wanted to talk about one of the things I always hear that Black people don’t do: camping.
I’ve been hearing that “Black people don’t camp” for years, which is, of course, false.
However I do think this deters some people from attempting to go camping, because they feel like they’ll be othered, or the only ones there.
I’m here to show you that Black people do camp, and that camping is an excellent low-cost vacation.
Continue reading Visibility in the outdoors: why I love camping as a Black person