What You Think You Know About the Métis Is Probably Wrong (IRA1-E13)

Product code: IRA1-E13

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February 16, 2023

1:30 pm to 3:00 pm (ET)

English, with interpretation in French

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1.5 hours



All public servants at all levels



The Métis in Canada have long been misunderstood. At times they have been described as mixed blood or mixed ancestry within dominant historical narratives, but they have rarely been understood within conceptual frameworks of their own creation.

This inspirational event features leading Métis scholars, who will discuss the history of the Métis Nation and how Métis family and social orders contribute to how Métis nationhood is defined today.

Participants will learn about how the Métis established their nationhood and culture, their current challenges, and how the Métis Nation is currently positioning itself for its own political, social and economic development in the future.



Brenda Macdougall, Chair of Métis Research, Faculty of Arts, University of Ottawa

Chris Andersen, Dean, Faculty of Native Studies, University of Alberta

Cassidy Caron, President, Métis National Council



Cara Vandale, Director, Indigenous Learning, Outreach and Engagement Division, Public Sector Operations and Inclusion Branch, Canada School of Public Service

Date modified: 2023-01-16