Rwandan History• 1961, republic country Rwanda, consisted of twomain group, the Hutu and the Tutsi• Hutus were 85% of the population anddominated the government• Tutsi minority tired of the Hutus harassmentmoved to Uganda and created rebel army knownas Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF)• Civil War killed up to 800,000 Tutsi men, women,and children and many Hutus.• August 1993, RPF and Hutu rebels signed peaceagreement.
• Canada was the leader of the United Nations• Canadian L.T Gen Romeo Dallaire was theleader of the U.N peacekeepers.• Romeo Dallaire was in Rwanda during theGenocide and was requesting for more U.Nassistance but he was rejected.• Many lives were lost including 15 CanadianU.N peacekeepers under the command ofRomeo Dallaire.Canadian History
• Canada played major role because it was thehead of the U.N.• Canadian L.T Gen Romeo Dallaire was the leaderof the peacekeepers• Canada made the effort to actually prevent thegenocide but failed because they did not havesupport.• Considerate Canadians cared about the genocideand tried to prevent it• Helpful, Considerate, PeacemakersPerception Of Canada
• Aware of the genocide but did not attempt tohelp stop it.• Did not send peacekeepers to support Canadaand its mission to keep peace.• They considered us as intruders gettinginvolved in Rwandan government affairs.• The failure to respond to this genocide causedmany innocent lives to be lost.Other Nations Perceptions
• Why were the Hutu able to overpower the Tutsi ?• Do you feel that it is our obligation to help outeven though its none of our business?• Do you think this genocide would have beenprevented if the Tutsi population was larger thanthe Hutus? Or would it be the same and theTutsis would be the ones harassing?Questions