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Traditional Metis Knowledge

Métis Seasonal Cycles 

This document presents information on traditional Métis food harvesting and foraging techniques. The paper further examines traditional food and harvesting activities as they varied across the seasons.


Overview of the Sash

As one of, if not the most recognizable symbolic aspect of Métis society, the importance and significance of the Sash to the Métis and other communities is presented within this document.


The Turtle Teachings (English)

The Turtle Teachings (Michif/Cree)

These 2 links provide audio tellings of Penny Condon's children's book, Changes.


Traditional Métis Clothing

This article discusses traditional Métis clothing including various aspects of Métis material culture, particularly the flower beadwork motif.


Traditional Métis Medicines and Remedies

Various aspects of traditional Métis healing practices and medicines are discussed in this article, as well as how to make and apply Métis medicines.


Wolf Willow: Decorative Art

This article describes the traditional use of Wolf Willow by Métis artisans as well as medicine people.

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.