Created by the Manitoba Metis Federation and the Province of Manitoba, this bilingual site provides an interactive opportunity to learn about the Assembly of the Assiniboia and the political events leading up to Manitoba joining Confederation. The content is geared to Manitoba's grade 11 Social Studies curriculum.
"Identifying Citizens of the Métis Nation in the archival record collections of Library and Archives Canada can be problematic. While there are portraits of well-known leaders and politicians, images depicting Métis Citizens are difficult to find. Adding to this challenge are the archival descriptions, which were mostly created over a century ago and exemplify colonial views of the “other” culture. As a result, Citizens of the Métis Nation have often been misidentified or incorrectly described and, in some cases, completely omitted from the historical record.
This exhibition explores the portrayal of Métis—some of whom are “hiding in plain sight”—in art and photographic collections and the accompanying descriptions."