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Can Geo Talks: Fall 2005

“Nahanni Forever”

The Nahanni is a globally significant boreal wilderness area in Canada's Northwest Territories. This event will bring together traditional and scientific knowledge to present a compelling case for the need to expand protection for the Nahanni. The presentations will feature internationally renowned geographer, Dr. Derek Ford, whose presentation will include a lecture and slideshow emphasizing the beauty and importance of the Nahanni. Dr. Ford will be joined by Grand Chief Herb Norwegian of the Dehcho First Nations, in whose traditional territory the Nahanni National Park Reserve and World Heritage Site are located.

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“Being Caribou”
with Karsten Heuer

Wildlife biologist and adventurer Karsten Heuer set off with his filmmaking wife Leanne Allison in April 2003 to document the caribou’s side of the story in the decades-old debate over whether or not to develop the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil. For five months the newlywed couple skied, walked and swam with the 123,000-member herd as they migrated from their Yukon winter range to their Alaskan calving grounds and back again, enduring the same blizzards, river crossings, bears, wolves and bugs in this remote and spectacular corner of North America.

Come hear stories, view slides, and watch clips from the couple's award winning film as Karsten recounts the epic 1,500-kilometre experience of Being Caribou.

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Can Geo Talks: Spring 2005

“Dreams and Journeys: an Environmental Odyssey“
By Mike Beedell and Ian Tamblyn

Photograph: Mike Beedell
Join Mike Beedell and Ian Tamblyn for an evening of songs, laughter and incredible beauty as they relive their journeys to some of the most far-flung corners of Canada. Mike Beedell is an award winning photographer and wilderness guide with a great passion for the Canadian landscape. Ian Tamblyn is known as Canada’s "folk troubadour". Both found inspiration for their work during the many journeys they have taken together.

Listen, watch, learn and sing along with these two explorers. Come experience their unforgettable journeys and perhaps you will come away with some dreams for travels of your own.

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