Alexander G.

Whitehorse, Yukon

Vista Regional Heritage Fair

The Story of Louis Riel

My story is about Louis Riel and the North West Rebellion. He was a famous Metis leader in western Canada who was both a hero and a rebel.




What was the most interesting thing you learned about your topic?

The most interesting things I learned was probably about the North West Rebellion.I also liked the drama and murder aspect of this story. I think it was too harsh to :Louis Riel, that they had to hang him.

What important lessons have you learned that you want to share with other Canadians?

I learned that in times of despair, you just need to pick yourself up and know that you will get it done. The early days of Canada were dangerous and exciting times. Life now in Canada is much more low key.

How would you compare your life today to the lives of those studied in your project?

It was extremely different!! Back then, people had to live off the land. Also, they did not have a lot of stores to buy goods and such. Today life is much easier!