Culture & Heritage
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In May of 2006, the Métis Nation British Columbia and the Province of British Columbia signed the Métis Nation Relationship Accord to signify a positive working relationship for the 69,475 (2011 Census) self-identified Métis in British Columbia.
Explore some of the rich history of the Métis Nation by visiting Hiding in Plain Sight: Discovering the Métis Nation in the Archival Records of Library and Archives Canada. The travelling exhibition is on display at the University of Alberta, Enterprise Square Gallery, in Edmonton, Alberta, from November 15, 2017, to January 14, 2018.
The Order of the Sash is an award, recognized and presented by the Métis Nation British Columbia, in honour and recognition of outstanding contributions, personal sacrifice, selfless commitment, and service to the Métis nation, and or our country.
LearnMichif.com was an initiative by Jeff Ward of Animikii early in 2003. Jeff saw the need for online Michif language instruction and built a basic web page based on the existing body of work done by Norman Fleury, Peter Bakker, Heather Souter, Pemmican Publications, and many, many other people. It wasn't until 2005 that he approached the Metis Youth British Columbia (MYBC) to partner and produce a website that would engage, educate and revive the Métis language.
Eileen Puge is a registered Métis Citizen of the Métis Nation British Columbia. Her book has just been published digitally on iBooks and she is sharing the link. "Dog sledding has always been a way of life with my metis ancestors, no this is not about racing. It is about going out into the backcountry, enjoying the dogs and the wilderness".
Dana Lynn Seaborn is a Red River Métis, and has written 14 touching & toe-tapping songs celebrating the history and spirit of the Métis people. Includes some great Métis-style fiddle-playing by Adrian Dolan.