Métis Language and Culture Documentation Project
November 30, 2021
The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) is launching the Métis Language and Culture Documentation Project aimed at MNO citizens and their families who are Métis language speakers, or who have a connection to Métis language and culture and are interested in learning more.
The project seeks to document Métis language and culture, by supporting participants to capture their own, their family’s and their community’s stories and experiences in a self-guided manner. Participants are asked to record thoughts, images, feelings, memories, and stories about their Métis culture, language, and way of life experiences. The project will follow the seasonal cycles over the next year and, hopefully, participants will continue to document their activities moving forward.
Participants will receive a Documentation Kit, that includes all required start-up materials and equipment for the project, and will also receive motivational packages and prompts throughout the project, which include topics and items intended to spark inspiration for journaling, self-interviewing, or the interviewing of family members and other Métis community.
Successful applicants will be invited to attend a Project Kick-Off meeting in January 2022, virtually through Zoom.
Kits will be available for individuals or households who meet the following criteria:
- MNO Citizens who are Métis language speakers
- MNO Citizens with a connection to and interest in Métis language and culture
Space is limited, so interested participants are encouraged to register and submit the application as soon as possible. In order to support as many participants as possible, only one application per household will be accepted. When applying, please identify whether you are intending to participate as an individual, or as a household.
How to Apply:
Interested citizens can access the MNO Application Portal at: https://metisnation.smapply.io/
Applications will be accepted until December 12, 2021.
For assistance, please contact Alyssa Delbaere-Sawchuk (Project Coordinator) at [email protected] or (289) 556-7555.