This past Monday was a holiday in our province - Louis Riel Day - and Festival du voyageur celebrations are in full swing!
In light of this special time, here are some great resources for our educators (or anyone looking to learn!) about the very rich Metis history we have in our province!
*The following list & links are full of amazing resources, curated and shared by Monique Woroniak from the Winnipeg Public Library! Check them out!*
Written, compiled: Monique Woroniak
The following resources were shared via Twitter the day before and the day of Louis Riel Day, February 16th, 2015.
The list below contains the original text of the tweets (including texting spelling conventions and minus most hashtags) and includes resources that provide information about a range of Métis-‐related topics: Louis Riel, Métis women, Métis artists, Michif language, oral histories and information about communities. The list is in no way a comprehensive bibliography about the Métis but was shared to highlight interesting resources found online and pique peoples’ curiosity to learn more.
Sent Pre-Louis Riel Day – February 15, 2015
Ahead of #LouisRielDay Pamphlet of facts to share re. the Metis people, incld short list of amazing Metis women:
Note: if link does not work Google: metis women strong beautiful pdf.
It will be the first entry on the results list.
Michif- language of the #Metis people.
(Metis Nation of BC) full of lessons, videos to learn.
Manitoba's own Louis Riel Institute also offers online resources for learning Michif:
Another great resource-‐the Gabriel Dumont Inst. Virtual Museum of Metis History & Culture
Lots to explore!
And last for 2day, something archival. Paul Chartrand's report to the Mb Aboriginal Justice Inquiry
re. Metis people
Sent Louis Riel Day – February 16, 2015
1."Louis Riel, One Life, One Vision"-‐great set of pages re his life and actions
fr Societe historique de St. Boniface
2. Louis Riel's death certificate. Image via @umarchives
3. A really (like, really) fascinating list of "Metis firsts" spanning fr 1801-‐2004.
4. In Wpg, the Red River Resistance is all around us. Here's a brochure w/ sites all mapped out for you to explore:
5. The Metis Homeland : Its Settlements & Communities. An alpha list w/ short
descriptions. Gr8 resource:
6. Riel was 1 man-‐but what of the women of the Red River Metis?
Gr8 short piece on Metis women's roles & trad knowldge
7. Amazing oral histories fr Metis women of St. Eustache, MB covering 1910-‐1980.
Learning thru stories.
8. Did u know about "Louis Riel" the opera?
First prod. in 1967, the CBC released it on DVD in 2011:
9. Really interesting, short commentary piece (1991) re. Michif lang & community of St. Laurent, MB.
10.Metis health research-‐stats & literature. Created w/ Nat Abor Health Org
(funding now cut).
11. Now for some vids. Finger weaving makes magic! Here's your how-‐tos.
12."Metis Fiddler Quartet"-‐a profile of this grp fr Toronto on their music & identity.
13.Metis Identity Through the Generations. 'Pegger Janelle Wookey shines light on the identity question
14.Cry from a Diary of a Metis Child. Documentary by Alanis Obomsawin.
Possible triggering content.
15. Artists are the heart of any community.
Here's a list of just some Metis visual artists:
16. For the kids! A little old school but Awchimo has basic info & some fun interactivity for kids.
A huge thank you to Monqiue for sharing all of her hard work with us! It's a fabulous one-stop-shop!