HINTERLAND WHO'S WHO
In honour of the 150th Anniversary of Confederation, Hinterland Who’s Who is releasing special videos about some of our most iconic wildlife and their impact on our country’s history and culture.
The next featured species is the North Atlantic Right Whale! These extremely rare whales spend the summer in Canadian waters. For thousands of years, whales have provided Indigenous peoples with food and tools.
It was of such importance that one of the beliefs of the Mi’kmaq people was that the whale was the master of life in the sea. Once much more common, there are only about 500 of them left on Earth. We all need to work together to ensure this massive marine mammal is around for generations to come.
To discover Canada’s Right Whale and Beaver, and to view some of our videos in Indigenous languages, visit HWW.ca!