Canada History Week 2020

Illustration of Greenpeace by Alex Diochon, courtesy of Canada’s History. Sheila Watt-Cloutier is a respected Inuit leader who has received international recognition in the areas of Indigenous and human rights activism, environmental and climate change awareness, and social justice. Her work with the Inuit Circumpolar Council contributed to collaboration and resource sharing within the global Indigenous population, many of whom have experienced increased vulnerability to the critical threats of climate change, habitat destruction, and pollution. THE NATURE CONNECTION: INTERVIEW WITH DAVID SUZUKI A Canadian of Japanese parentage, David Suzuki was interned with his family during the Second World War and later became one of Canada’s most popular scientists and media personalities. He is known for his career as a broadcaster (including the CBC TV series The Nature of Things ) as well as his work as an environmental activist. In this interview, he discusses enjoying and protecting nature. SET SAIL FOR CHANGE: THE HISTORY OF GREENPEACE From a small group of hippies, Greenpeace has grown into a persuasive international organization tackling climate change. This is the story of how they began. Former UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon (left) presents the 2007 Mahbub ul Haq Award for Excellence in Human Development to Sheila-Watt Cloutier at United Nations headquarters in New York. Photo credit: Mark Garten. CLIMATE SCIENCE & ACTIVISM 5 Photo of David Suzuki by Al Harvey, courtesy of Canada’s History.