"Advancing transformative change for the well-being of Métis children, youth and families"

Metis Identity and Language

 

Congress of Aboriginal Peoples – Declaration of Rights

Outlining the call for an acknowledgement of Rights, this document provides information on The Declaration of Métis and Indian Rights of 1979. The website provides overviews on numerous key issues concerning the Rights of Aboriginal People including: Right to Self-Determination, All Native people must be included processes surrounding changes to the Constitution of Canada, Right to Guaranteed Representation, Right to the Land, Right to Cultural Preservation, and Right to Educate Our Children.

 

*NEW* (February 2013) - Metis Children's Book List

A compilation of a variety of books about Metis culture and language for all ages.


Getting Into Michif

This link provides an overview of the Michif language through text and video.

 

Learn Michif Language Resource Page

This site offers visitors the opportunity to develop their Michif language skills. It also profiles videos, games and provides An overview of Métis culture.

Learning to Speak, Read and Write Cree—Book 3

Learning to Speak, Read and Write Cree—Book 4

These links both host electronic copies of books on learning to speak, read and write in Cree.

 

Métis Identity

The important issue of “What it means to be Métis” is thoroughly examined within this document. The document offers insight into how modern-day Métis self-identify, as well as an historical perspective of how other groups have interacted with, and identified Métis people.

 

Michif and Meits Cultural Site

This site provides information on the language of Michif as well as cultural information about the Metis.  It includes interactive grade based learning of the Michif language.

 

Michif Language Lessons

This site provides various resources for learning Michif.  It includes pronunciation guides, online language lessons as well as an option to order an audio CD.

 

What it is to be a Métis?

This document provides first-hand testimonials of life stories of Métis Elders. The discussions meander through topics on early and home life to a question and answer interview format that covers a wide range of topics.

Featured Resources

Proud to be Metis!: The Cultural Booklet we send to families is now available online!

MCCF Cultural Information Package: A collection of Metis cultural resources and information to support service delivery and planning for Metis children, youth and families.

MCCF Quality Assurance Framework: Continuous Quality Improvement for Métis Children and Family Services in British Columbia, March 2011

MCCF 2011 Provincial Catalogue:
A catalogue to provide immediate contact information about available services to assist the Métis communities, Métis families, Ministry and non-Ministry front line workers in supporting Metis people.