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The Trial of Louis Riel
About the Author

George R.D. Goulet

George R.D. Goulet is a 12th-generation Canadian, a direct descendent of Louis Hebert (Canada's first permanent colonial settler). The author was born at St. Boniface, Manitoba. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Manitoba (St. Paul's College), his Bachelor of Laws degree with first class honours from the University of Manitoba Law School, and a Master of Laws degree from the University of Toronto. The author practised law for 35 years in Winnipeg, Vancouver and Calgary.  He is the author of the legal text Public Share Offerings and Stock Exchange Listings in Canada (CCH Canadian Limited, 1994) and, with his wife Terry, co-authored The Metis - Memorable Events and Memorable Personalities (FabJob Inc. 2006).

Pierre Delorme (the author's great grandfather) was in Louis Riel's Provisional Government in Manitoba in 1869-70, and in the first federal election after Manitoba entered Confederation was elected as the member from Provencher.  He was also elected to the Manitoba Legislature and was a Cabinet Minister. The author is a grand-nephew of Elzear Goulet, who was a friend of Louis Riel and is referred to in this book. 

George and Terry Goulet's Talks on Louis Riel and the Metis

The author George R. D. Goulet and  Terry Goulet (the book's editor and principal researcher) have given hundreds of talks and brought the history of Louis Riel, his trial, and the Metis People. Prior to becoming a publisher and researcher, Terry Goulet was an editor and freelance indexer of corporate and securities law reporters for an international publishing firm. (Photo of George and Terry Goulet)

Described as "renowned authors" by the Louis Riel Institute and listed under "prominent historians of Canada" on Wikipedia, George and Terry have brought the history of Louis Riel and the Metis to tens of thousands of people across Canada and in the United States and Europe. Their speaking venues have included universities, historical societies, Metis gatherings, high schools, public libraries, and other institutions.

"Let us express our sincere appreciation for your moving and informative presentation your knowledge and understanding of Louis Riel is remarkable. ... the evening could not have been the success it was without your participation." 

Stuart Murray, President & CEO
Canadian Museum for Human Rights
and Lisa Pankratz, Trustee, CMHR
Co-Chair, Friends of CMHR, BC
"Sincere thanks and appreciation for your dynamic presentation about the trial of Louis Riel at Centreplace Manitoba at the Olympics in Vancouver. The presentation was very moving."
Kim Jasper, Director
Brand Management & 
Destination Marketing
Canadian Museum for Human Rights
"The Goulets were highly impressive."
Yvonne Pratt
Debate Organizer
George & Terry Goulet
versus Prof. Thomas Flanagan
at The University of Calgary
"It was a fascinating presentation.  It's always nice to hear from those who have done meticulous research on a subject."
Rod Trentham
Interpretive Program Coordinator
Red Deer & District Museum
"On behalf of the Port Moody Public Library and its patrons, I would like to thank you ... we received many complimentary remarks."
Eva Lederer
Adult and Circulation Services Librarian
Port Moody Public Library
"George and Terry provide a stimulating and passionate discussion of a key issue in Canadian history and for contemporary Canadians."
Dr. Andrew Nurse
Coordinator Academic
Programme Canadian Studies
Mount Allison University
"Thank you so much for coming to the Greater Victoria Public Library and for delivering such a wonderful program.  Feedback has been nothing less than great."
Barbara Chouinard
Head of Circulation and Collections, 
Central Library
Greater Victoria Public Library
"Thank you for the presentation you made to the SUNTEP Regina students and staff. We found the talk to be engaging and informative. There was something in your presentation for everyone. We also found your presentation to be both scholarly and warm. There is something about hearing your history from within, in an inclusive rather than exclusive way, that makes the historical events much more meaningful."
Joanne Pelletier
Program Coordinator
Saskatchewan Urban Native
Teacher Education Program (SUNTEP)
University of Regina
"What an excellent evening at the Saint Boniface Museum! Your talk was so well researched and so interesting. I was delighted by the large attendance. (We didn't try to count heads but estimated 85 to 90.)"
Alan Crossin
Manitoba Historical Society
You can learn more about George and Terry by doing a Google search for "George and Terry Goulet".

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"On February 2/05 the Langley School District's Aboriginal Program had the pleasure of hosting George and Terry Goulet in several of our classes at Brookswood Secondary School. The presentations received rave reviews from both students and staff. Teachers' comments included:

"This was the most thorough overview of the history relating to Louis Riel that I've ever heard...and what I liked most was how each piece of information was substantiated" 

"George and Terry offered just the right blend of fact and interesting
anecdote to keep my students captivated."

"I was just as fascinated as the students....so much of this I didn't
know."

"I know my class will now be excited about our upcoming unit on the
Metis." 

"The Goulets' presentation made a critical aspect of Canadian history come
to life."

George and Terry have a wealth of information to share and I wish all secondary students could have the opportunity to learn from them.

-  Judy Dallin
   Coordinator
   Aboriginal Program
   Langley School District
 

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