ERIC Number: ED221311
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
We Are Metis. A Metis View of the Development of a Native Canadian People.
Written from a Metis' point of view, the book narrates Metis history (mid 1600's to present) and recalls the people's struggle for aboriginal rights and recognition of the Canadian confederation. Historical accounts include a brief description of the Metis; establishment of the Selkirk Settlement by the Hudson Bay Company; western movement and settlement of Canada; organization of the National Committee of the Metis of the Red River formed by Louis Riel; influences of Metis leaders (Louis Riel and Gabriel Dumont); implementation of federal legislation (Manitoba Act and Indian Act); and formation of the National Indian Council and implications of "Red Power." Facts pertaining to aboriginal rights and land claims are explored in one chapter. A description of the development of a new kind of Metis in the 20th century and their fight to establish their place in Canadian society concludes the document. (ERB)
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ontario Ministry of Culture and Recreation, Toronto.; Ontario Metis and Non Status Indian Association, Willowdale.
Identifiers: American Indian History; Canada; Metis (People)