Jeunes Citoyens / Young Citizens

Nicolas Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Fair address: Prince Edward Island Provincial Fair

Project: The Outlaw In My Lineage

My project is about the land struggles of Island farmers in the 1860's and how the Islanders fought for what they believed.

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

My whole project has been riveting and I have learned about one of our family’s legends and about an inspiring and influential relative that stood up to what he believes. I think the coolest part was the story of the riot at Milton Bridge.

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

The most important lesson I have learned and I’m sure many Canadians can relate to is to stand up for what you believe. If you have strong feelings for an issue, fight for it and never give up. This story is a perfect example of that.

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

Today, we can live freely and own our own land. Island farmers have the freedom to spend years on their land and not have it be taken away from them at any moment. All thanks to the heroes of the tenant league.

  • Joy Hanley

    Very well done. Wishing you good luck.
    20/06/2017 8:34:55 PM

  • Mike

    Excellent story! Well done
    20/06/2017 8:51:22 AM

  • Kathleen Wells

    Very interesting and informative!!
    17/06/2017 5:41:55 PM

  • Lori Tischler

    Great job!!
    17/06/2017 12:56:17 PM

  • Guangjie Shen

    Great! Go Nicolas Go!
    17/06/2017 5:55:37 AM

  • Paulette

    Very good work!!
    16/06/2017 9:29:47 PM

  • Guangjie Shen

    Great job! Go Nicolas go!
    16/06/2017 8:07:29 PM

  • KATHY

    Great Project, good work
    16/06/2017 6:12:24 PM

  • Harold Cooper

    Sure wish I had a history teacher like you when I was failing my history classes. I would have paid MUCH BETTER attention!!!
    16/06/2017 5:54:49 PM

  • Linda Marie Bicksler

    As a long-time fan of Anne of Green Gables (also Prince Edward Island), I was intrigued by your topic, not knowing this history before. You effectively tie your family ancestry into the history that shaped PEI's destiny. A few notes: 1. As an American, I had to think for a second as to what "PEI" was. If your judges are PEI, however, they will know this. 2. Did you mention the dates? 3. Was listening to the two words, "tenants" and "tenure"; seems as though tenure is defined differently than we use it today. 4. I LOVE the massive dark headstone -- were your ancestors wealthy at some point? 5. Your video has two tremendous strengths: A) The footage. You are literally "on the spot" for nearly every event you mention, including the jail / prison, the bridge, etc. That is both beautiful and brings your topic alive. B. You. The WRITING of your script is excellently put together, but you also do an amazing job "selling" it with passion. 6. Really the only thing I would change is to turn up the volume on your interviewed sources slightly. These are excellent, well chosen, well spoken, prove your point, and well-edited. But I listened to your Magnum Opus (your project) a second time to try to put the links together. 7. I also like that you deliver a great deal of data quickly and succinctly (concisely). You sound like a leader and a true journalist, in the best sense. Very credible, clear, and -- cute. Congratulations! (With the same red hair, you weren't by any chance related to Anne of GG, were you?! Kidding.) Very nice job. (Former English teacher and news reporter)
    16/06/2017 4:30:46 PM

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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.