Canada’s Contribution to the Restoration of Lithuania’s Independence 1987-2004

September 7, 2020

A sweeping historical event occurred 30 years ago – the Restoration of Independence. Lithuania was rarely mentioned in the Canadian press until the Iron Curtain began crumbling and glasnost began.

The Canadian press turned its attention to evolving events in Lithuania, and Lithuanian Canadians were able to follow the unfolding story in both the Canadian and Lithuanian Canadian media.

We present the progress of Lithuanian history from 1987-2004 from a journalistic vantage point. Article headlines will show you how Canadian journalists interpreted this time period, and glimpses at the Lights of Homeland reveal the Lithuanian Canadian community‘s pro-active responses at a social and political level.

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Lithuanian Museum Archives of Canada