Matthew Rankin’s first feature-length film, The Twentieth Century, looks like Guy Maddin’s The Saddest Music In The World and a Canadian Heritage Minute took acid and gave birth to a wombat in a powdered wig
In the University of Winnipeg’s expansive history department, Dr. Paul Lawrie’s area of focus lies in American History.
The 1919 General Strike is among Winnipeg’s most important historical events.
The Manitoba Museum unveiled the Winnipeg Gallery, its newest addition, this past fall. Roland Sawatzky, head curator of the Winnipeg Gallery, says “there is no other place (in the province that) tells the actual history of the city ... We also wanted it as an introduction to the Urban Gallery cityscape, which shows Winnipeg around 1920, but there is no real context in there, so we felt we needed to tell the larger story."
German-Indigenous relations // Soccer camps for girls // New exhibit in archives // Gifts for holiday dinner // Community forum discusses transit
In April of 2018, I wrote a historical article for The Uniter examining the prohibition era in Winnipeg. From 1916 to 1921, the sale and consumption of alcohol was prohibited in Manitoba. Similar legislation was passed throughout Canada and the United States in the 1910s and ’20s, motivated by fears and misconceptions about alcoholism.
Remembrance Day, held annually on Nov. 11, gives individuals and institutions the opportunity to reflect upon the service of past and present military members.
Downtown Winnipeg has been the subject of much media scrutiny in recent years. A now-infamous Maclean’s article published in 2015 called attention to the issue of racism toward Indigenous people in Winnipeg and its effects, which are largely felt in the downtown area.
When it comes to Remembrance Day services, women’s contributions to the First and Second World Wars are often forgotten. However, during the Second World War, some women served in the Women’s Royal Canadian Service (WRCNS).
For folks growing up in diasporic communities, food can be as important as language.
What comes to mind when you think of food?
Over the past year, I have been learning about the history of colonialism on the prairies, and I have begun to wonder: how do trees fit into the early settler vision for the plains?