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Metis, Mixed Blood Stories
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|April 1, 2011

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The Mtis are the descendants of Cree and Assiniboine women who joined with French and Scottish men to raise children and shape a hybrid culture in the heart of Canada. Four generations of adolescents come of age during their 16th year, and together their voices…
The Tiny Voyageur - A Young Girl's Discovery of Métis History

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A curious young girl who asks her grandmother to tell her a bedtime story about her Métis ancestors goes on an adventure of a lifetime back in time. In her dream, she learns about Métis traditions, the Michif language, accompanies her great-great grandfather on a…
Metis Pioneers: Marie Rose Delorme Smith and Isabella Clark Hardisty Lougheed

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In Metis Pioneers, Doris Jeanne MacKinnon compares the survival strategies of two Metis women born during the fur trade—one from the French-speaking free trade tradition and one from the English-speaking Hudson’s Bay Company tradition—who…
“Métis”: Race, Recognition, and the Struggle for Indigenous Peoplehood

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Ask any Canadian what “Métis” means, and they will likely say “mixed race” or “part Indian, part white.” Canadians consider Métis people mixed in ways that other indigenous people -- First Nations and Inuit -- are not,…
Je découvre et je comprends les métis
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|July 12, 2016

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Songs Upon The Rivers: The Buried History Of The French-speaking Canadiens And Métis From The Great…

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Before the Davie Crockets, the Daniel Boones and Jim Bridgers, the French had pushed far west and north establishing trade and kin networks across the continent. They founded settlements that would become great cities such as Detroit, Saint Louis, and New…
Indigenous Writes: A Guide to First Nations, Métis, and Inuit issues in Canada

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In Indigenous Writes, Chelsea Vowel initiates myriad conversations about the relationship between Indigenous peoples and Canada. An advocate for Indigenous worldviews, the author discusses the fundamental issues-the terminology of relationships; culture and…
Walking in the Woods: A Métis Memoir
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|October 17, 2017

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An updated edition of Herb Belcourt's remarkable life story with a brand-new foreword by the author. The eldest of ten children, Belcourt grew up in a small log home near the Métis settlement of Lac Ste. Anne during the Depression. His father purchased furs from…
The Long Journey of a Forgotten People: Métis Identities and Family Histories

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Known as “Canada’s forgotten people,” the Métis have long been here, but until 1982 they lacked the legal status of Native people. At that point, however, the Métis were recognized in the constitution as one of Canada’s Aboriginal…
So Few on Earth: A Labrador Métis Woman Remembers

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Josephine Mildred Curl Penny grew up in Labrador during the 1940s and 1950s. Like many Métis, she and her family lived a semi-nomadic lifestyle, moving inside to the primitive settlement of Roaches Brook each fall to hunt and trap, and outside to Spotted Islands…
From New Peoples to New Nations: Aspects of Metis History and Identity from the Eighteenth to the…

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From New Peoples to New Nations is a broad historical account of the emergence of the Metis as distinct peoples in North America over the last three hundred years. Examining the cultural, economic, and political strategies through which communities define their…
Métis in Canada: History, Identity, Law and Politics
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|May 31, 2013

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These twelve essays constitute a groundbreaking volume of new work prepared by leading scholars in the fields of history, anthropology, constitutional law, political science, and sociology, who identify the many facets of what it means to be Métis in Canada…
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