Meet the Rangers

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Born in Gjoa Haven in 1945, Nanook is one of the elders serving on the Rangers team in Taloyoak. Born out on the land, Nanook vividly remembers a time when his family was nomadic—living in snow houses through the winter and tents in the summer.

Martha, in her mid-20s, is one of Taloyoak’s newest recruits. She also assists in teaching Junior Rangers.

HISTORY OF THE CANADIAN RANGERS

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Today’s Canadian Rangers had their beginnings in World War II. When a lighthouse on British Columbia’s coast was attacked by a Japanese submarine, it drew attention to the vulnerability of the sparsely populated coast.

THE CANADIAN RANGERS TODAY

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Following the end of World War II, the Pacific Coast Militia Rangers role expanded to include other remote and coastal parts of Canada. They were relaunched in 1947 as the Canadian Rangers. In the 1970s, increased interest in protecting Canada’s North renewed interest in the Ranger program.

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