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A group of people snowshoe down a snowy bank beside a frozen river, their shadows stretching out over sparkling snow. There is a bridge in the background and the snow is low in the sky. At the back is a woman wearing a knitted fleece and a Métis scarf tied around her waist.

Travel

Métis Crossing, Alberta’s first Métis cultural destination

Experiencing living history at Métis Crossing, a one-of-a-kind destination for Métis people to share Métis stories 

  • 1739 words
  • 7 minutes

People & Culture

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 

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  • 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
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“This is where our heart is”

Earlier this year, an Alberta Métis community became the first to purchase their territory from the province. Here’s what it means for their future. 

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  • 4 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

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  • 2 minutes