Should Canadian traditions be preserved by UNESCO?

Well, you may already be familiar with the idea of UNESCO World Heritage sites:  places of special cultural or physical significance. Current inductees include: Stonehenge, the Taj Mahal or Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump in Alberta.

 

But there's another branch at UNESCO that similarly enshrines cultural traditions from around the world - things like Croatian gingerbread making or Peruvian scissor dancing. Those are just a few of the inductees from this year's annual Intangible Cultural Heritage List gathering in Nairobi, Kenya.

You might be surprised to learn that Canada does not participate in UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage list.

 

So we want to hear from you.... Do you think Canada should participate? And if so, which Canadian traditions ought to make UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage list?

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