MÉTIS GEORGE R. D. GOULET BORN—HISTORIAN AND AUTHOR
Born in Saint Boniface, Manitoba, George earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Manitoba (UM), Bachelor of Laws from its law school, and Master of Laws from University of Toronto. His books include: The Trial of Louis Riel: Justice and Mercy Denied; The Métis: Memorable Events and Memorable Personalities; and Louis Hebert and Marie Rollet: Canada’s Premier Pioneers (the last two co-authored with wife, Terry). He & Terry have spoken at the Manitoba Pavilion, 2010 Winter Olympics, Vancouver; Centre of Canadian Studies, University of Edinburgh (2012); and Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge. In 2007, commissioned by the Métis Nation of British Columbia (B.C.), for the BC 150 celebration, George & Terry wrote The Métis in British Columbia: From Fur Trade Outposts to Colony (2008). The University of Calgary established the annual George & Terry Goulet Bursary in Canadian History in their honor.
Sources: Lawrence Barkwell, “George R. D. Goulet (b. 1933), Coordinator of Metis Heritage and History Research Louis Riel Institute, B.C. Metis Federation. Retrieved 1/8/2021, George R (bcmetis.com) “George R.D. Goulet,” About the Author, “The Trial of Louis Riel,” Fabjob.com. Retrieved 1/8/2021, http://www.fabjob.com/rielauthor.html Wikipedia Photo: JohnMcDG, 9/25/2007. George R. D. Goulet (carrying Métis flag) leading the "Grand Entry" for the Red River West celebration on Vancouver Island, July, 2007. Public Domain.