HINTERLAND WHO'S WHO

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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.

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To dis­cover Canada’s Right Whale and Beaver, and to view some of our videos in Indige­nous lan­guages, visit HWW.ca!

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