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The Life And Times of Catherine Annennontak

Posted by Admin on March 31, 2018
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Category: Metis History
In the year 1649, a little girl named Catherine Annennontak was born into an extremely dangerous and tumultuous world. She was born during the height of the Iroquois Wars, also known as the Beaver Wars, and it was a critical time for her people, the Huron. This series of conflicts
~Source: Article and photos by Roxann Barker, Photojournalist A lifelong “collector”, Todd Fontaine, a man who is passionate in his quest for items that piece together a rich and vibrant history of the Metis, is overjoyed that his daughter, Carmella, shares in her father’s passion; consequentially, he has inspired her
The world of the 1600’s in North America was one that was fraught with conflict and hardships.  Many of the Native tribes at the time were at war with each other, siding with different European groups and trying to claim new territory and resources. Champlain’s map of North America The
Aboriginal history & art is a way for us to commemorate and celebrate Aboriginal history. I have visited 3 places in the Windsor-Detroit area that I suggest to brothers & sisters interested to know more about our history. THE TECUMSEH AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY http://www.tecumseh.ca/residents/tourism-and-events/historical-museum This museum is a small museum

Métis: A Historical Scientific Prospective

Posted by Admin on November 8, 2017
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Category: Metis History
Métis from a Historical Scientific Prospective Throughout the 18th century and well into the 19th, an intense battle raged in the academic community.  It was the time of expansion and enlightenment, along with the development of many areas of science that still exist today.  Some areas of science disappeared as

Cultural Safety Training Guide

Posted by Admin on October 2, 2017
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Category: Member Articles
Cultural Safety Training Guide The following was submitted to us by Dr. Chris Ashton, BEng, MD, MBA/Finance. While thiswill be of particular interest to those in the health care field, anyone who wants to understand the anger and frustrations of our First Nations will benefit from reading this. This article is reposted
This is the second part to the story of Etienne Pigarouiche.  Read part 1 here. Etienne Pigarouiche and his adventures brought him to Sillery, where he devoted his life to the Church and to his people.  Here, he was married to Marguerite Oupitaouabamouku.  He was considered a good neophyte, giving
Reposted with permission from Matthew Hawley, OMFRC Member Richard Pratt, the founder and first superintendent of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School, believed that the goal of Indian education was to “kill the Indian in him, to save the man (Peterson).”  This assimilation approach of education was the key of our government’s