|Who are we? Who are we, Canadians?
. . .
We got a great big country; it goes from here
to there. With mountains, lakes and virgin forest, and people
1. dialogue between a Inuit
couple from the igloo, talking about their shopping
list. --pragmatic and resourceful.
Dual/Multiple identity --
2. The aborigines and the American and the French colonization.
[beavers caught for fur
trade, maple leaves on the
moose, timber. English and French settlers clashing frequently over
fur-trading operations, and First Nations people losing their lands.
The Seven Years' War, which ends with Paris Treaty and France's giving
its empire over the Anglo-American. ]
1. We have two tongues officially,
English and Francais
Geography and Climate and adaptations
2. We have a queen. But she lives
3. One father from Scotland, one from Spain, one from France. . .
1. The prairie area, farming and its big flies; sea of cod
Just look at all the things we are. Is
there a real soul, a mixture, blend or a potpourri? Maybe a salad
2. The CPR --through a lot of mountains and fall
into the sea.
3. The history books all said we tough, but we
are patient too. The winter here is long enough; you have to sit
them through. [out house and thick snow.]
4. And we are clever; we can cope. We don't
despair and give up hope; instead, we play with snow. [hockey]
5. And also live underground; we don't catch
cold that way. We travel, shop and stroll around and never see the
Our culture is still too young to gel,
so why not steal a few?
Now adapting is what we do well.
Maybe there is a clue.
1. Barber of Toronto [¶ëºû©Ô²z¾v®v]
2. The Red Mukluks (a sealskin or reindeer-skin boot worn by Inuits.
3. The Dance of Maple Syrup Fairy
4. Frezzing Beauty [Sleeping Beauty]
5. Swan Rink [Swan Lake]
6. Snow White and the Group
7. RCMP (Royal Canadian Mountie Police) dancing many dances