Bernice Y.

Richmond, British Columbia

Richmond Regional Heritage Fair

Stories That Create Character

First Nations Legends might seem fictional, but it's extremely important to Canada. Such as how they connect us together with their rich details. I'll be discussing how First Nations Legends impact our life in different way.




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

I have learned how important how important stories are to our culture. Even though it's just words and fiction, it still connect us and create our characters. Without them, it'll be losing part of our culture and beliefs.

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

I'm really surprised on how so little of us recognized the importance of First Nations Legends. With all those reasons, it's a miracle that First Nations Legends still exist in Canada. I think all of us need to be involved to protect our culture and legends.

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

I'm really grateful that I'm able to write. Back than, First Nations have trouble keeping their legends original as they pass on generation to generation since they are unable to write it down. But as for me, I can write it down clearly for my next generation to understand. I am able to pass on my culture and knowledge.