There was a food shortage.
The Metis were afraid of losing their land to the English.
The Metis sold their land and wanted it back.
The Metis were mad because they had not been invited to the Charlottetown Conference.
The water was running out.
There was not enough food for everyone.
The Canadian government was not giving the people the land that had been promised to them.
The railway was too noisy.
The Metis tried to negotiate with the Canadian government, but the Government sent the army to take control.
They didn't speak the same language.
The government was giving the Metis things that they did not want.
The Metis wanted to move to Ottawa