Congratulations to the 4 winners of the 2013 program! These students will travel to Ottawa to present their films at the Canada's History Forum on November 18. They are also invited to a special reception at Rideau Hall and celebration dinner at the Canadian Museum of Civilization on November 19.
In alphabetical order:
Sir Samuel Steele
My project looks at Sam Steele, a leader in the North West Mounted Police (NWMP) who had control over the NWMP in the Yukon during the gold rush. I examine his life during this period and the hardships.
The Gwich'in Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement
My project is on the Gwich'in Comprehensive Land Claim in the Northwest Territories. The land claim is a modern treaty based on Treaty 11 which is a numbered treaty.
The Dark Legacy
My video is on the Canadian Residential school system. I focused on the impacts of the schools. Something I found shocking was that before I did this project I had no idea that this had even happened.
Les légendes inuits et les inukshuks de l'Arctique
À l'aide de dessins et de vidéos, je raconte la légende de Sedna et du premier inukshuk. J'explique ce qu'est un inukshuk ainsi que sa symbolique
2013 HONOURABLE MENTIONS
(Top left to bottom right):
Emelyne Boals (Kingston, ON): The Inuit: Myth and Legends.
Jonathan Ijjangiaq (Repulse Bay, NU): Surviving the North.
Jake Leslie (Middle Musquodoboit, NS): Mi’kmaw Culture.
Emily Mittertreiner (Vancouver, BC): Search for the Northwest Passage.
Ève Pelletier (St-Pascal, QC): Les changements climatiques (Climate Change).
These six students represent the best of the 2012 Young Citizens program. They registered the most online votes across Canada and were chosen by a panel of judges to be the 2012 recipients. Their award-winning videos were presented on December 9th at the Canada's History Forum in Ottawa.
Appearing in alphabetical order.
Bridgewater, Nova Scotia
The War of 1812
My project is on the War of 1812. I examine the causes as well as two of the major engagements of the early part of the war. To wrap-up I look at the impact of the war and a Canadian heroine.
Mon projet fera connaître un élément qui peut paraître banal, mais qui est en fait essentiel au développement d'un pays ou d'une région: la cartographie. À travers mon vidéo, je parlerai de la reproduction que j'ai faite d'une carte des îles St-Pierre et Miquelon, du point de vue d'un historien quant à la cartographie, du grand cartographe Jacques Cartier et de l'importance générale de toutes les cartes.
North Vancouver, British Columbia
The Heritage of My Home
My project traces the lives of the people who owned my home from 1926 until today. It included research of the architectural elements, items which were found in my home and research about the various homeowners.
Canadian Pacific Railway
My project covers the actual construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway. I looked at the difficulties of building, the people who worked on it and much more. I used all the information I acquired to answer the question "What effect has the building of the Canadian Pacific Railway had on the new country of Canada?"
St. John's, Newfoundland & Labrador
Silver Fox Island
My project on Silver Fox Island explores the resources available and the determination of the people who struggled to survive on a small island in Bonavista Bay, NL. They depended upon the land, sea and the air for the necessities of life. When the opportunity was presented from the government, they uprooted their families and moved to larger communities in hope for a better life. These people are my family!
Looking back at the 1800s and early 1900s, women have come a long way in society. Emily Murphy played a major part in this evolution of rights and privilege of women. To learn more about her and her impact on Canada, watch my short film on Emily Murphy.
2012 Honourable Mentions
Left to right:
Dylan (Lethbridge, Alberta) — Canadian Superheroes
Griffin (Toronto, Ontario) — Freedom? Canada's Tarnished History of Civil Rights
Thomas (Balmoral, New Brunswick) — Le téléphone d'autrefois