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The Festival of Saint John and St John’s Wort (Hypericum Perforatum)

– Dr Sandy Musclow, Naturopathic Physician, OMFRC Member Summer is the time of year where we yearn for sunshine, long

A Conversation with Metis Sculptor Ernie Fauvelle

Talking to Ernie on the phone, it’s difficult to imagine him as an 87 year old man.  His jovial conversation
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Community Spotlight: Monica Alexander

Gwe! Greetings! My name is Monica Alexander. I was born in Waterville, Me, and brought up in Western Massachusetts
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Community Spotlight: William Buchholtz (Pukinaage Makwa – Conquering Bear)

Submitted by:  William Buchholtz – Metis Musician Member of OMFRC – Painted Feather Woodland Metis
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Laura Secord and the Natives – Heroes of Canada

Upper Canada in the late 1700’s through to the early 1800’s was an exploding melting pot, and while progress towards
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The National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, D.C.

This article was originally posted in our March 2014 Edition of Feathers In The Wind.  Contributed by OMFRC member Rod Borghese,
Metis History

Anne Mouflet and Jacques Rene Tsiheme – A Brave Couple in a Harsh Time

Life during the Iroquois wars was tense, frightening, and chaotic. The French colonists and missions at the time were always
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Blankets, Beads and Birch Bark; The “Quintessential” Eessentials of Early Metis History”

~Source: Article and photos by Roxann Barker, Photojournalist A lifelong “collector”, Todd Fontaine, a man who is passionate in his
Metis History

The Life And Times of Catherine Annennontak

In the year 1649, a little girl named Catherine Annennontak was born into an extremely dangerous and tumultuous world. She
Metis History

Marie Miteouamegoukoue and Pierre Couc-Lafleur– Founders of A Legacy

The world of the 1600’s in North America was one that was fraught with conflict and hardships.  Many of the
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A Community Member Takes A Walk Through Aboriginal History

Aboriginal history & art is a way for us to commemorate and celebrate Aboriginal history. I have visited 3 places
Metis History

Métis: A Historical Scientific Prospective

Métis from a Historical Scientific Prospective Throughout the 18th century and well into the 19th, an intense battle raged in
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Cultural Safety Training Guide

Cultural Safety Training Guide The following was submitted to us by Dr. Chris Ashton, BEng, MD, MBA/Finance. While thiswill be
Metis History

Etienne Pigarouiche – The Final Chapter

This is the second part to the story of Etienne Pigarouiche.  Read part 1 here. Etienne Pigarouiche and his
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Native Schools

Reposted with permission from Matthew Hawley, OMFRC Member Richard Pratt, the founder and first superintendent of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School,
Metis History

Etienne Pigarouiche – Tent Shaker

Etienne Pigarouiche was an interesting and vivid character in history.  He was the medicine man for the Allumette Island Ojibway
Metis History

The Mystery and Legacy of Ots-Toch

Much of what we know of Ots-Toch is third-hand accounts.  A Mohawk woman born in the village at Canajahorie, her
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Residential Schools In Canada

~By OMFRC Member Darl Sutherland.  Seen previously in the 2012 Special Edition Newsletter Residential schools were seen by the Canadian
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Solving the “Indian Problem” – Assimilation Laws, Practices, and Indian Residential Schools

By OMFRC Member D’Arcy Rheault – Originally Published as a Special Edition of Feathers In the Wind, 2012 The 1910
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The Genocide of the North American Indian

This post was first seen in the February 2009 Edition of Feathers In The Wind.  Written by Spencer Alexander, Longtime
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Finding a Fur Trader is NOT Enough

~  Marie Louise – OMFRC Member and Researcher for over a decade   In the search for definitive
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Rich and Complex Beyond The Red River

-Written by S. Moen, OMFRC Member.  Seen in the May-June 2016 edition of Feathers In The Wind.   What if I
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The Trials and Tribulations of DNA Testing

Written by Kathleen Chan, OMFRC Member.  This article also appeared in our Feathers In The Wind Newsletter, February 2009.  Reprinted
Metis History

A Legendary Man – Chief Membertou

In 1604, two French ships sailed along the coast of what would become Acadia.  An expedition consisting of a diverse
Metis History

Marie Olivier Sylvestre: A Special Name In History

Roch Manitoubeouich was a man who’d had a life full of adventure, excitement, and hardship.  He’d spent many years deep
Metis History

The Church, The Company and a Special Child

In France during the early 1600s there lived a man named Cardinal Richelieu.  This man was a clergyman, a nobleman
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Craftermath – The Art of Métis Beading

CRAFTERMATH (kraft-ter-math) noun.  The clutter left lying around after you finish your latest beading project. By Blog
Metis History

The Raizenne Legacy

One fateful winter night in Deerfield, Massachusetts in 1704, a 4 year old girl named Abigail and a ten year
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Learning Tour Timmins Gold and First Nations

By Dalton Mather B.A.,B.Ed.,A.P. Mennonite Central Committee is involved in peace and friendship efforts in Canada and my connection is
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Our New Website!

We at the OMFRC have always devoted ourselves to the service of our community.  An important part of this service