Jeunes Citoyens / Young Citizens

Maximilian Whitehorse, Yukon Territory

Fair address: Yukon/Stikine Regional Heritage Fair

Project: North West Mounted Police

How the North west Mounted Police helped keep the peace across Canada. The North West Mounted Police were trusted by the First Nation people.  The NWMP kept thing in order in the Yukon during the Gold Rush.


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

That there was the North West Mounted Police, and that the NWMP formed into the RCMP. And, I found out that there is still a NWMP house still standing this very day in Carmacks, Yukon.

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

How much the North West Mounted Police helped Canada. Sam Steele was a big guy in the North West Mounted Police. How they stopped the Americans when the Americans where flying their flag and traded whisky with the First Nation.

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

How hard it was back then and you think we have it hard but if you look at the People long ago their life was harder. They had to get their own food to a far away place, Dawson City. Mining was harder. Communication was much harder. No email, no phones, so they wrote letters. It took a long time to get letters. Food was expensive in the Gold Rush times. Most of the time, poor people had to find food themselves or hunt for it.

  • Flo

    Spitzen Film!! Spitzen Soundtrack!!
    04/07/2014 4:20:31 AM

  • Oma

    Amazing work Max. A very interesting education about the NWMP for me
    28/06/2014 10:35:29 AM

  • Zoé

    Schöner Film. Mir hat am besten gefallen, wenn Du gesprochen hast.
    28/06/2014 5:19:17 AM

  • Noah Cornejo

    Awesome! Really love the filter at the beggining :)

    — Noah C– 2014 Young Citizen

    22/06/2014 2:13:42 PM

  • Grandpa

    Hi Max! You did a real good job! I'm very proud of you!
    19/06/2014 2:23:43 PM

  • Brigitte Clark

    Good work, Max
    18/06/2014 9:32:33 PM

  • Rose and Clarence Berndt

    Excellent job Max. we are very impressed.
    18/06/2014 9:30:22 PM

  • Ann Asquith

    I was very impressed by the hard work that this young guy put into this project!
    18/06/2014 9:12:27 PM

  • Anouk Huisman

    I like it
    18/06/2014 5:32:16 AM

  • Marian

    Good presentation Max
    18/06/2014 5:02:05 AM

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Project partially funded by the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage.
  • Canadian Heritage / Patrimoine Canadien
  • Government of Canada
  • HBC: Hudson's Bay Company
  • ecentricarts inc.