Alternative Canada 150 project redraws history to spotlight untold stories
Born from opposition to Canada 150, Remember Resist Redraw posters are being used in schools across Canada
Publisher: CBC News
Date Written: 28/12/2017
Year Published: 2018
Resource Type: Article
During Canada 150 celebrations, a project titled "Remember Resist Redraw" releases illustrated posters depicting a variety of stories often left out of traditional history textbooks -- stories of oppression, inequality, racism, and colonialism.
The poster When Canada Opened Fire on my Kokum Marianne with a Gatling Gun, by Jerry and Jesse Thistle, a pair of brothers of Métis-Cree heritage, depicts the story of a little-known teenage Métis resistance fighter in 1885.
That year, Louis Riel was said to have saved the life of his 16-year-old cousin Marianne Ledoux by throwing her out of a window as government soldiers fired on Métis resistance fighters in Batoche, Sask.
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