Jeunes Citoyens / Young Citizens

Bernice Richmond, British Columbia

Fair address: Richmond Regional Heritage Fair

Project: 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.

  • Nicole L

    Great filming and examples and music!
    06/07/2017 12:04:57 PM

  • Maria

    Great Job Bernice!
    25/06/2017 6:26:44 AM

  • Patrick Li

    Thanks Bernice. Yes, First Nations are very important to Canada, we are a family. Excellent!
    24/06/2017 6:29:25 PM

  • Ken

    Excllent presentation. Shows the importance of keeping First Nations culture alive. Makes me want to hear more stories. Thanks
    22/06/2017 10:52:38 AM

  • Matthew O'Connell

    Great job Bernice! I like your costume and the sound effects in your video. Overall your video was very well done.
    18/06/2017 4:47:43 PM

  • Joan

    Amazing! Very informative video! I especially love your outfit and cute smile!!
    17/06/2017 7:35:53 PM

  • Joan

    Amazing! Very informative video! I especially love your outfit and cute smile!!
    17/06/2017 5:48:06 PM

  • Judy Chan

    Love your curiosity and enthusiasm. Your research is very thorough and I like hearing your insight too.
    17/06/2017 3:28:09 AM

  • Candy

    Well done!
    17/06/2017 1:13:37 AM

  • Joan

    It's a well-prepared video!! You look cute in your outfit and with your smile!!
    16/06/2017 11:17:14 PM

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