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Rivers of resistance: A history of the Métis Nation of Ontario

“We were tired of hiding behind trees.” The ebb and flow of Métis history as it has unfolded on Ontario’s shores 

  • 4405 words
  • 18 minutes

People & Culture

Elder Norman Fleury – The history of the Michif language

Episode 5

The author of the Michif Dictionary takes us on a deep dive into the history of the Michif language from its earliest roots in the fur trade up to the present day

  • 53 minutes

People & Culture

Chef Jenni Lessard: Learning Michif through traditional and contemporary food

Episode 4

One of Canada’s leading chefs and Indigenous food experts on why making traditional Métis foods, including the harvesting of local ingredients, helps contribute to the preservation of the Michif language and identity

  • 38 minutes

People & Culture

Calvin Racette – Losing the Michif language

Episode 3

Elder Calvin Racette explores language loss and its impact on the Métis community

  • 36 minutes

People & Culture

Andrea Menard: Promoting the Michif language through art

Episode 2

Award-winning Métis singer, songwriter, performer, actor, and writer Andrea Menard explores how she is working to promote the use of Michif language, teachings, and worldview through her own contemporary artistic practice

  • 31 minutes

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Michif history, language and culture, featuring Russell Fayant

Episode 1

A leading Michif language and culture educator shares why the language of the Métis matters

  • 31 minutes

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Coming soon: The Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada

Groundbreaking new educational resource coming this summer

  • 442 words
  • 2 minutes
Métis, Indigenous, Alberta, West, settlement

Mapping

Exploring Alberta’s eight Métis settlements

These eight communities are the only recognized Métis land base in Canada

  • 306 words
  • 2 minutes
A Métis family with Red River carts in North Dakota, 1883 (Photo: STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF NORTH DAKOTA, A4365)

History

Toward a Métis homeland

As Canada embarks on a process of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, the Métis are still without territory to call their own

  • 277 words
  • 2 minutes