People & Culture

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

  • Published Nov 19, 2020
  • Updated Apr 15, 2022
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An introduction to Michif language, history and culture with Russell Fayant. Fayant shares the history of the Métis Nation in Saskatchewan using his own family story as an example of how the Michif language almost died, and is now rallying though programs like SUNTEP Regina and summer immersion programs at Lebret Farm.

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.

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