Métis Memories of Residential Schools

A Testament to the Strength of the Métis

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Erasure of Métis Culture

Erasure of Métis Culture

Teaching Statement:

The deliberate removal of much beloved cultural traditions, including the Michif language, severed a sense of Métis identity and family belongingness.

Reflective Questions:

What was the purpose in removing treasured personal items from children?

Why is self-identity and connection to one’s own community and family important?  How can personal artifacts represent culture and identity?