Media Advisory – The Library and Archives Canada travelling exhibition offers a unique opportunity to discover the Métis Nation

by pmnationtalk on January 17, 2019196 Views

RED DEER, AB, Jan. 17, 2017  – The Alberta Métis Federation and the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery, in collaboration with Library and Archives Canada (LAC), are pleased to announce the opening event of a travelling exhibition that displays some of the rich history of the Métis Nation. Come celebrate Métis culture with live entertainment.

Date: January 20, 2019 from 2 to 4 p.m.
Location: Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery, 4525-47A Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada

The exhibition Hiding in Plain Sight: Discovering the Métis Nation in the Archival Records of Library and Archives Canada presents selected artwork and photographs about the Métis Nation and aims to foster a better understanding of the history and culture of the Métis Nation.

Quick facts

  • The Métis Nation traces its origins to the Red River Valley area of North America. By the 20th century, the Métis had developed a unique culture and identity, which led them to be called otipêymisowak—the independent ones.
  • The Métis developed their own language, Michif. A unique mix of French and Plains Cree languages, Michif is still spoken by Métis today.
  • LAC holds a great variety of archival materials relating to the Métis Nation, including textual records, photographs, artwork, maps, stamps and sound recordings.

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For further information: General Inquiries: Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery (, Email:, Phone: 403.309.8405

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