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Rekindling the Sacred Fire: Métis Ancestry and Anishinaabe Spirituality
Call Number: E99.M47 F55 2015 Also available as ebook
Publication Date: 2014
In Rekindling the Sacred Fire, Chantal Fiola investigates the relationship between Red River Metis ancestry, Anishinaabe spirituality, and identity, bringing into focus the ongoing historical impacts of colonization upon Metis relationships with spirituality on the Canadian prairies.
Métis: Race, Recognition, and the Struggle for Indigenous Peoplehood
Call Number: FC125 .A53 2014 Also available as ebook
Publication Date: 2014
From its roots deep in the colonial past, the idea of Métis as mixed has slowly pervaded the Canadian consciousness until it settled in the realm of common sense. In the process, "Métis" has become a racial category rather than the identity of an Indigenous people with a shared sense of history and culture.
Canada and the Métis, 1869-1885
Call Number: FC 3372.9 .M4 S766c 1988
Publication Date: 1988
"In this book, Professor D.N. Sprague tells why the Métis did not receive the land that was supposed to be theirs under the Manitoba Act... It is a shameful tale, but one that must be told." -- from the foreword by Thomas R. Berger
Michif Culture, Heritage, and Folkways
Call Number: FC 109 M494 2006
Publication Date: 2006
Delineates traditional Michif culture including: folklore, storytelling, medicines, and healing traditions, spirituality, transportation systems, housing, clothing, and family structures.
Publication Date: 2018-10-16
Melonville. Smokey Hollow. Bannock Town. Fort Tuyau. Little Chicago. Mud Flats. Pumpville. Tintown. La Couleeese were some of the names given to Métis communities at the edges of urban areas in Manitoba. Rooster Town, which was on the outskirts of southwest Winnipeg endured from 1901 to 1961. Those years in Winnipeg were characterized by the twin pressures of depression, and inflation, chronic housing shortages, and a spotty social support network. At the city's edge, Rooster Town grew without city services as rural Métis arrived to participate in the urban economy and build their own houses while keeping Métis culture and community as a central part of their lives. In other growing settler cities, the Indigenous experience was largely characterized by removal and confinement. But the continuing presence of Métis living and working in the city, and the establishment of Rooster Town itself, made the Winnipeg experience unique. Rooster Town documents the story of a community rooted in kinship, culture, and historical circumstance, whose residents existed unofficially in the cracks of municipal bureaucracy, while navigating the legacy of settler colonialism and the demands of modernity and urbanization.
Michif Language Resources