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Webinar: Knowing who you are: Métis history, identity and the Métis Nation today

January 2016


On January 27, 2016, Métis historian Dr. Brenda Macdougall and Brodie Douglas, a representative from Métis Nation BC, presented a webinar entitled “Knowing who you are: Métis history, identity and the Métis Nation today”. This webinar explored the historical and contemporary identity and influence of Métis people in Canada. Dr. Macdougall overviewed the historical context in which the Métis Nation was born and highlighted the importance of knowing one’s identity and history to a strong and healthy nation, while Mr. Douglas provided thoughts on the contemporary challenges and advances of Métis people in Canada. The webinar was attended by 163 participants.

Speaker Bio

Brenda Macdougall, appointed Chair in Métis Research at the University of Ottawa in 2010, has worked with a number of Métis communities documenting their cultural history through the stories of families. She is the author of several articles, and her first book, One of the Family: Métis Culture in Nineteenth-Century Northwestern Saskatchewan (2010), was awarded the Clio Prize for Prairie history by the Canadian Historical Association. Recognized as one of the foremost scholars on the Métis, she is invited to speak and community, government, industry and academic events, sits on a number of national and provincial committees, and oversees a number of significant research grants.

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