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

  • Jan 26, 2021
Expand Image

Listen & Subscribe

Advertisement

This interview with 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. Menard shares her worldly advice for any Métis person wanting to enter the entertainment industry. 

ABOUT PAYKIIWIKAY

Canadian Geographic and Métis Nation–Saskatchewan (MN–S) are proud to present Paykiiwikay Métis Culture Podcast, a series exploring the rich Métis culture and Michif language. Hosted by interdisciplinary Métis artist, mentor and author Leah Dorion, the first 10 episodes of Paykiiwikay, which is Michif for “come and visit,” take listeners on a journey through Métis communities around the province of Saskatchewan.

Advertisement

Are you passionate about Canadian geography?

You can support Canadian Geographic in 3 ways:

Related Content

People & Culture

Kahkiihtwaam ee-pee-kiiweehtataahk: Bringing it back home again

The story of how a critically endangered Indigenous language can be saved

  • 6310 words
  • 26 minutes

People & Culture

How Indigenous Peoples are leading the way on global biodiversity protection

Indigenous knowledge allowed ecosystems to thrive for millennia — and now it’s finally being recognized as integral in solving the world’s biodiversity crisis. What part did it play in COP15?

  • 2404 words
  • 10 minutes

People & Culture

Why Indigenous languages matter

Multilingualism is at the heart of Canada‘s identity. It’s also a matter of decency and human rights. 

  • 1138 words
  • 5 minutes
Future of Michif program launch Gilles Gagnier Sherry Soll Glen McCallum

People & Culture

Métis Nation-Saskatchewan, Canadian Geographic launch program to revive the Michif language

The Future of Michif program aims to inspire the next generation of Métis to learn their traditional language and educate Canadians on Métis history and culture

  • 423 words
  • 2 minutes