Metis Identity: Race-Shifting, Identity Theft & Protecting Metis Culture
The last few years has seen the term ‘pretendian’ coined to describe those who claim Indigenous heritage, however these often-prominent figures are outed as culture thieves with no ties to Indigenous communities. What can we do to protect Metis culture and identity? Why is this phenomenon happening and why is the Metis culture so seemingly susceptible?
Panelists: Minister Will Goodon, Laura Forsythe, Dr. Darryl Leroux, Dr. David Parent, Kyra De La Ronde. Moderated by Julia Lafreniere.
Metis Kitchen Table Teachings is a virtual series dedicated to the transmission of Metis knowledge and culture. Made possible with support from Manitoba Metis Federation and Infinity Women Secretariat.
Heartbeat of a Nation
Metis Women, 250 Years
Aug 20 Nov 20 '21
Tracy Charette Fehr has traced her grandmother’s history all the way back to 1770 until 2020 which marks 250 years. For Heartbeat of a Nation, Fehr has created 250 handmade, smoke fired bowls which represent those years and honour the lives of Métis women.
Saturday, Mar 19 '22
Join us for a lively and thought-provoking conversation around the founding of the province of Manitoba from a Métis perspective, in connection with the new exhibition Kwaata-nihtaawakihk — A Hard Birth, opening March 19.