Media Advisory – Launch of the Library and Archives Canada travelling exhibition, a unique opportunity to discover the Métis Nation
PINCHER CREEK, AB, April 10, 2019 – 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.
Presented in Pincher Creek by the Métis Nation of Alberta and the Pincher Creek and District Historical Society. The exhibition is developed by Library and Archives Canada in collaboration with the Manitoba Métis Federation and the Métis National Council, with the support of the Government of Canada.
- 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 the 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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