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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

vanKampen, Stephanie

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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