This Month's Feature
Louison Jr. DeLaronde – In 1846, Louison was stationed as a middleman in the English River District for the Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC) (HBCA, Louison Jr. Laronde). According to John Rae’s Correspondence and the List of Persons on Arctic Expeditions in 1847-48, Louison DeLaronde was on the Admiralty Expedition commanded by Sir John Richardson assisted by Dr. John Rae, also known as the Rae–Richardson Arctic Expedition (Rae, 412).
Did You Know?
The Treaty of Paris, signed on February 10, 1763, ended the Seven Years' War and France ceded all of its territories in mainland North America to Britain. Also, it resulted in the Royal Proclamation, which was a crucial moment in Canadian Aboriginal History.
In The News
On September 3, 2016, the second long-lost ship of explorer Sir John Franklin, HMS Terror, was found in pristine condition at the bottom of an Arctic bay, right where Sammy Kogvik, an Inuk from Gjoa Haven, said it would be. This discovery challenges the accepted history behind one of the Arctic's deepest mysteries.
Interestingly, Louison Jr. DeLaronde, ancestor of Red Sky Métis Independent Nation, was part of the Sir John Richardson Admiralty Expedition (1847-48). This expedition was assisted by John Rae and was one of the attempts made to find the lost ships of Franklin's Polar Expedition.