Meagan Wohlberg

americas

Indigenous languages are dying in Canada. Here's how people are trying to save them

The fear is that, over time, the vast majority of Canada's Indigenous languages will go extinct. But there's a movement afoot to not just preserve them, but to get them back in active use.
Meagan Wohlberg
6.24.16
News

Mining Companies Keep Drawing Water from Canada's Athabasca River as It Runs Dry

This has made life difficult for First Nations people, who are already struggling with the other consequences of a series of droughts.
Meagan Wohlberg
10.26.15
environment

Two Years Later, Charges Laid in Massive Alberta Coal Mine Spill

A billion liters of coal slurry flooded the Athabasca River from a collapsed Obed Mountain mine tailings pond in Alberta in 2013. Now, the province's energy regulator has laid six charges against the company.
Meagan Wohlberg
10.21.15
News

Chevron Preps Work on BC LNG Project Despite Hereditary Chiefs' Opposition

The mining giant says it has the "full support" of First Nations to start the project, but it's hardly guaranteed to happen.
Meagan Wohlberg
6.26.15
News

Canada's Northwest Territories Are Preparing for a Record-Breaking Summer of Forest Fires

Fire crews are already experiencing fatigue and have had to take time off—and the fire season is just beginning.
Meagan Wohlberg
6.4.15
News

These 18th Century Native Tools Are Being 3D Scanned, Printed and Used Again

Artist Tania Larsson used modern replication techniques to recreate traditional animal hide tanning artifacts in the Smithsonian's collection.
Meagan Wohlberg
5.28.15
News

Canada's ReMatriate Movement Takes on Fashion’s Indigenous Cultural Appropriation

"It's hard to ignore what harm there is in presenting the identity of indigenous women as hypersexual, passive beings."
Meagan Wohlberg
5.5.15
Food

Northern Canada's Farming Revolution

The North Farm Training Institute aims to teach people in the Northwest Territories how to produce their own food and break their dependence on the often unaffordable, unhealthy options at their grocery stores.
Meagan Wohlberg
4.17.15