The Métis

The lifestyle of The Métis

The Métis

The métis are people mixed of European and First Nations ancestry. The métis were the descendants of European fur traders and First Nations. French fur traders married women from various First Nations.the children of these families married one another and had children. Over time the métis was born.

The Social of the Metis

Providing an overview of traditional activities including dance, fiddling games and sports, this document highlights various integral components of Metis culture and tradition. An examination of the structure of Métis family life it provides detailed information,action on kinship ties, family structures, traditional métis weddings as well as various other important aspects of métis culture

The Economy of the Métis

Employment in the settlements is generated by commercial fishing logging, farming ranching and energy project as they did in the past the métis people continue to mephaise the economic development of their land

The Environmental of the Métis

The métis communities were established along the major fur trade routes, mostly near the important freighting water ways the métis lived in Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories the first métis communities appeared in Ontario particularly around the Great Lakes and Easter in Canada

Red River Rebellion

The Métis mounted a rebellion and declared a provisional government to negotiate terms for entering Confederation. The uprising led to the creation of the province of Manitoba, and the emergence of Métis leader Louis Riel — a hero to his people and many in Quebec, but an outlaw in the eyes of the Canadian government.

How did Manitoba begin?

The provisional government organized the territory of assiniboia in March 1870 and enacted a law code in April. Métis land titles were guaranteed and 607,000 hectares were reserved for the children of Métis families, but these arrangements were mismanaged by subsequent federal governments. The Métis nation did not flourish after 1870 in Manitoba. And Ottawa granted no amnesty for Louis Riel and his lieutenants, who fled into exile just before the arrival of a column of British and Canadian troops in August 1870.The Métis soon found themselves so disadvantaged in Manitoba that they moved farther west, where they would again attempt — more violently and tragically this time — to assert their nationality under Riel in the North-West Rebellion of 1885.