Media Advisory – The Library and Archives Canada travelling exhibition offers a unique opportunity to discover the Métis Nation
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.
- 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.
For further information: General Inquiries: Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery (https://www.reddeermuseum.com/contact/), Email: email@example.com, Phone: 403.309.8405