SUMMARY: "In November 2022, our Circle of Editors had the opportunity to visit with Elder Verna DeMontigny and talk about our vision for this journal. During the visit, Verna graciously offered the name Pawaatamihk, which in Michif and Cree roughly translates to “collective dreaming” or “a group of people dreaming.”
In the same way that dreaming can offer us direction and futures to aspire to, so too will the knowledge that comes through this journal. Simultaneously it is an opportunity to connect to our shared pasts as Métis people, including honoring our ancestors and living relatives whose hard work and dreams have paved the way for our thinking today. We are inspired by the ways that Métis thinkers are building knowledge in many different spaces—within and outside of academia—and dream that this journal will become a nourishing home for Métis thought. Knowledge shared through scholarly papers, visual art, poetry, book reviews, and community stories will be included in each edition. Intentional care will be put toward making space for 2SLGBTQ+ and gender diverse thinkers, scholars at different career stages, and community members not affiliated with academic institutions."
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."
SOURCE: Métis National Council
SUMMARY: "The Metis National Council has developed online information portal/websites to focus on specific aspects of Métis Nation self-determination. The Gateway organizes these knowledge portals into five main categories: political development; social development; economic development; cultural development; and meeting the global challenge of climate change."
"A Nation and Her Mother," a Métis poem. Janelle Wookey