Who are the Metis? It’s complicated. This podcast explores the history of Metis people in Manitoba, beginning with Louis Riel who was hero to some and traitor to others. Host Stephanie Cram unravels the intricate history of the Metis...and follows the thread from resistance to renaissance.
Where are you from? The answer to that is an important part of understanding the identity of Métis people. Having a strip of land to call home is not just an issue of Indigenous rights but an important factor in one’s connection to community and culture. Frank Sais is from Rooster Town, a Métis community that once stood in what is now the southwest portion of Winnipeg...but was dissolved by the city in the 1960s. The story of Rooster Town is a window into how Métis people built community in Manitoba and how Canada’s broken promises continue to impact them today.
CREDITS: Stephanie Cram. Kim Kaschor. Janice Moeller. Bertram Schneider.