Running: The Alex Decoteau Story
by Charlotte Cameron
Inspired by the life of Alex Decoteau, this moving one-act play tells the tale of a Cree hero. Canada's first aboriginal policeman (in Edmonton, Alberta, 1911), a champion runner and popular figure, Decoteau raced for Canada at the 1912 Olympics, fought for Canada in World War I and was killed, at 29, in the 1917 Battle of Passchendaele. Appropriate for Grades 5 and up.