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During the pandemic, Dr Matthew Anderson (Concordia University, Montreal) gets his exercise not from long-distance walks, but in going up and down his stairs. While he does, he remembers past pilgrimages. Sponsored in part by the Concordia University Part-Time Faculty Association (CUPFA).

Pilgrimage Stories From Up and Down the Staircase Matthew R Anderson

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During the pandemic, Dr Matthew Anderson (Concordia University, Montreal) gets his exercise not from long-distance walks, but in going up and down his stairs. While he does, he remembers past pilgrimages. Sponsored in part by the Concordia University Part-Time Faculty Association (CUPFA).

    Nuuksio Park Finland & Jokamiehenoikeus

    Nuuksio Park Finland & Jokamiehenoikeus

    “An unwritten contract so ancient it predates the law”: Come with me to Nuuksio park in Finland to learn how jokamiehenoikeus—"everyperson’s right—connects Finns to forests, fauna, and foraging, whether or not they own land.

    • 43 min
    A Princess Bride Pilgrimage

    A Princess Bride Pilgrimage

    Inconceivable! Pilgrimaging near Castleton and Higger Tor, in England's Peaks District, in search of scenes from the cult-classic "The Princess Bride."

    • 25 min
    The NWMP Traders Road Part Two

    The NWMP Traders Road Part Two

    Welcome back for more stories - and audio - from our trek on the North-West Mounted Police Patrol Trail on Treaty Four territory. We're on the path of Everett Baker, talking about everything from the Desert Mothers to walking with one's Ancestors!

    • 35 min
    The North-West Mounted Police Patrol Trail Pilgrimage

    The North-West Mounted Police Patrol Trail Pilgrimage

    Whether you know it as the North-West Mounted Police Patrol Trail, the Métis Traders' Road, or the Wood Mountain to Cypress Hills Trek, it's a pilgrimage back in history and across Treaty Four territory.

    • 38 min
    Back on the Camino de Santiago

    Back on the Camino de Santiago

    Camino pilgrims inevitably feel the itch to return to the high peaks of the Pyrenees and the windswept trails of northern Spain. I went back too - this time with mic and camera.

    • 27 min
    The Camino de Santiago

    The Camino de Santiago

    It all started when I was called into the office of a powerhouse academic who was a former nun. "You're going on the Camino and taking students with you," she told me. "Why me?" I asked. Later, in Spain, I sometimes asked myself the same question.

    • 35 min

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