About the Authors
GEORGE GOULET is a best-selling author who has written the following books on Canadian history:
- The Trial of Louis Riel, Justice and Mercy Denied
- The Métis – Memorable Events and Memorable Personalities
- The Métis in British Columbia From Fur Trade Outposts to Colony
- Louis Hébert and Marie Rollet, Canada’s Premier Pioneers
George Goulet is also the author of the legal text Public Share Offerings and Stock Exchange Listings in Canada. He was born at St. Boniface, Manitoba and is a registered member of the Métis Nation of Alberta.
George holds Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws degrees from the University of Manitoba, and a Master of Laws degree from the University of Toronto. He practised law for 35 years in Winnipeg, Vancouver, and Calgary.
Pierre Delorme (George’s great grandfather) was in Louis Riel’s Provisional Government and is profiled in The Trial of Louis Riel, Justice and Mercy Denied. George’s great uncle the Métis martyr Elzear Goulet is profiled in The Métis – Memorable Events and Memorable Personalities.
TERRY GOULET was born in Calgary, Alberta and graduated from the University of Manitoba with a BSc (HEc). During her eclectic career, she was a paralegal and a free lance indexer of corporate and securities law reporters for an international legal publishing firm. She was the chief researcher for the book The Trial of Louis Riel, Justice and Mercy Denied.
Terry and George have co-authored several books and have been interviewed a number of times on radio and television. They have served as directors and the President and Secretary respectively of the Western Métis Historical and Cultural Society.
Described as “renowned authors” by the Louis Riel Institute and listed under “prominent historians of Canada” on Wikipedia, the Goulets contributed expert information about Louis Riel to the CBC series “Canada: a People’s History”. In October 2002, George was a guest panelist on the nationally televised CBC Program “The Retrial of Louis Riel”.
In September 2006 George and Terry were members of a round table discussion at a conference in Winnipeg to commemorate the centennial of Gabriel Dumont’s death.
George and Terry Goulet’s Talks on the Métis
George and Terry have brought the history of Louis Riel and the Métis to tens of thousands of people across Canada and in the United States and Europe. Their speaking venues have included universities, historical societies, Métis organizations, high schools, public libraries and other institutions.
Some of the comments on their hundreds of presentations on “Louis Riel and the Métis ” include:
“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”