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12. Canada's Metis: Forgotten, But Not Lost

Country Available: Canada, USA

The Metis of Canada, mixed-blood French, European and aboriginal people, have, at times, been relegated to second-class stature, even though most status aboriginals do not have "pure bloodlines." Many Metis resent not receiving the benefits accorded aboriginals with official status. They believe they are, in some ways, a forgotten people. This segment of Venturing Forth follows the evolution of the rich Metis culture, from Louis Riel's time to the present. Our cameras spend time on the Prairies, particularly in and around Bonneville and Grande Prairie, where there is a concentration of Metis people, many of them thriving culturally and economically.

Locations: Peace River, Lac La Biche-Northern Alberta.

View a printer friendly version of this page...Copyright Date: 2003 Length: 25 minutes Library Audience:
  • General Interest
  • School Audience:
  • Grades 6 - 12
  • Post-Secondary Education
  • Subjects:
  • Aboriginal Studies
  • Business and Marketing
  • Canadian History
  • Formats Available:
  • DVD
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