Jeunes Citoyens / Young Citizens

Darci M'Chigeeng, Ontario

Fair address: Kenjgewin Teg Educational Institute FNSSP Regional Heritage Fair

Project: Maple Syrup

My project is about the history of Maple Syrup and how it relates to trade. It refers to the lives of First Nations and European settlers across Canada.

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

The most interesting thing I learned about maple syrup was my family's personal ties. When I discussed my project with my grandparents, both my First Nations and European relations had connections to the harvesting of maple syrup. I also discovered that my home, Manitoulin Island has plenty of history with the creation of maple syrup.

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

The important lessons that I have learned are how maple syrup connected the First Nations people and the early settlers. And how maple syrup affected the early economy of Canada. I also want to share the cultural and traditional background of this iconic food with my fellow Canadians.

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

I would compare my life with those I studied in my project, as fairly easy in relation to the harvesting of maple syrup. Modern tools and equipment are more efficient and effective than what was used in the past. There are also similarities in my life and the lives of the people I studied in my project. For example, the picture of my grandmother as a child, in the sugar bush reminds me of how much time I spend with my family in the outdoors.

  • Jakob YN ON

    Good job!
    28/06/2017 6:15:38 PM

  • Jan Buley

    Wowzers, Darci! I learned a LOT from your video clip. Here's hoping you're the Prime Minister of Canada one day soon! You are modelling such great presentation skills--can I share with my education students here?
    26/06/2017 7:07:01 PM

  • Joanne Smith

    Perfect Darci! Your presentation was unique in that you involved both cultures.There is an old picture of the stacks of sugar that were ready to ship by boat from Manitoulin. It is amazing.
    26/06/2017 11:11:23 AM

  • Susan Bebamash

    Great Job, Darci! Loved the video!
    23/06/2017 9:14:23 AM

  • Susan Bebamash

    Great Job, Darci! Loved the video!
    23/06/2017 9:13:22 AM

  • Kailey (Young Citizen)

    I really enjoyed your video! You are an excellent speaker. The props you used were very neat too.
    22/06/2017 5:59:28 PM

  • Ida Copenace

    Way to go Darc. So very proud of you.
    19/06/2017 11:54:24 PM

  • Eria Beboning

    So very proud of you Darci!! A job well done!
    16/06/2017 9:47:41 PM

  • Bud Debassige

    Absolutely great video presentation!
    16/06/2017 1:42:21 PM

  • Larry Leblanc

    You are a bright light Darci.You continue to shine .
    16/06/2017 12:12:34 PM

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