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Chapter 08: The Métis

Métis Identity

  • The Alberta Métis Historical Society
    Click on the headings at the top of the page to read about Métis history, lifestyle, geography, culture, and language. Includes photographs and a map. The Lifestyle section includes some recipes for Métis food.

  • Métis Nation of Ontario
    Articles on Métis culture, with photographs. Links to topics including the Métis flag, the sash, beading, music, and dance.

  • Métis National Council
    An article on Métis identity.

  • Métis Nation – Saskatchewan
    Webpage of the Métis Nation of Saskatchewan. Find a link to the Gabriel Dumont Institute, a Métis cultural initiative, under “Métis Language”.

  • Métis Culture and Heritage Resource Centre
    General resources, with lots of information on history and culture. Maps, photos, drawings, Michif pronunciation guide and lessons, recipes, audio and video clips, and other resources.

  • The Virtual Museum of Métis History and Culture
    Audio and video clips, essays, maps, photos, drawings, and other resources on many aspects of Métis life past and present.

The Métis Sash

The Red River Resistance, 1869

  • Louis Riel
    Detailed biographical information and a photograph.

Métis Bill of Rights

Manitoba

Batoche and the Northwest Resistance