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Oct 20 '21
Begins at 6pm CT
Join William Benoit for an evening of sharing.

Recent years have seen Manitoba’s founding Nation – the Metis – come to national prominence. However, many Manitobans are not familiar with this important history of the land they live on. Where did the Metis come from? What was Scrip? How was Scrip used as a tool of colonization? What role did Scrip play in the diaspora of the Metis Nation? Benoit combs the threads of Manitoba’s history in his unique storytelling way.

Metis Kitchen Table Teachings is a virtual series dedicated to the transmission of Metis knowledge and culture.

Make sure to visit the WAG to see an important exhibition by Metis artist, Tracy Charette Fehr Heartbeat of a Nation: Metis Women 250 Years

William Benoit

William Benoit is a citizen of the Métis Nation Homeland. I trace my family’s roots to Red River. My background is in Canadian history and Indigenous genealogy. It is an honour to share stories about the Métis Nation. Our history is not well known to many Canadians, who consider the Métis as a historical footnote after the events of 1869-1870 and 1885.

William Benoit is the Advisor for Internal Indigenous Engagement in the Office of the Deputy Librarian and Archivist of Canada at Library and Archives Canada.

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