Jeunes Citoyens / Young Citizens

Shuyou Vancouver, British Columbia

Fair address: Vancouver Heritage Fair

Project: Why the grizzly bear is so important to the environment

A exploratory discussion on First Nation's view of life and nature inspired by the First Nation storyteller Roy Henry Vickers's work.

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

The thing that I found most interesting was that the grizzly bear plays such a critical role in the eco-system & environment, both as predator and vital resource provider to the system.

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

I would like to share my learning on the First Nation's traditional stories that everything is connected and the importance of respecting all lives. These are the similar views and values emphasized in ancient Chinese culture as well.

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

People from the old days collected more resource from the nature, and they had more respect to the nature; today people seem to reply more on technologies, and there are more challenges to the environment.

  • Cindy

    Very impressive. You have an unique view to see the world with compassion. It’s interesting to link the Indian culture with the Chinese and find the connection between them.
    21/06/2018 9:19:51 AM

  • Jason

    Truly inspiring to see our youth so engaged with the world around them. What an impressive presentation Shuyou!
    20/06/2018 7:09:40 PM

  • David

    All lives are connected...and this talk is a fine way to present it...well done!
    19/06/2018 11:32:16 PM

  • Jackie Aoki

    Amazing presentation! Very informative and I enjoyed the whole video! Well done Shuyou!!
    19/06/2018 11:22:14 PM

  • Nicolette Fung

    Well done Shuyou, you should be very proud of yourself! I feel very lucky I got to watch you learn and apply this material!Great job!!
    18/06/2018 5:33:28 PM

  • Marie

    Unique perspective & compelling story telling. love it
    17/06/2018 1:27:38 AM

  • Catherine Eidens

    Excellent Shuyou! You have helped me to be more aware of the critical role of grizzlies in the eco-system. And you made it interesting! Well done!
    16/06/2018 12:39:57 AM

  • Yvonne Chow

    Very impressive!
    15/06/2018 10:35:51 PM

  • Yvonne Chow

    Very impressive!
    15/06/2018 10:35:49 PM

  • Jiang youqiang

    Very good story teller
    15/06/2018 9:34:12 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.