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The MNC Historical Database is a resource for M'etis people who want to research their family geneology. The Database uses Canadian Census data. It is joint project between the M'etis National Council and the M'etis Ancestry Project at the University of Alberta.

The MNC Historical Database is a resource for M'etis people who want to research their family geneology. The Database uses Canadian Census data. It is joint project between the M'etis National Council and the M'etis Ancestry Project at the University of Alberta.

Three generations of the Desjarlais family, Labret, late 1890s. Left to right: Magdeleine Klyne; Marie Justine and Rosine Desjarlais; Magdeleine Desjarlais.  Saskatchewan Archives Board.

Three generations of the Desjarlais family, Labret, late 1890s. Left to right: Magdeleine Klyne; Marie Justine and Rosine Desjarlais; Magdeleine Desjarlais. Saskatchewan Archives Board.

North West Mounted Police (NWMP) Personnel  Records, 1873-1904. A database containing references to the personnel of more than 4,000 who served in the NWMP. Searchable by surname.

North West Mounted Police (NWMP) Personnel Records, 1873-1904. A database containing references to the personnel of more than 4,000 who served in the NWMP. Searchable by surname.

Title: William Flett, Metis York boat guide and voyageur at Hudson's Bay Company historical pageant, Winnipeg, Manitoba.  Date: 1920

Title: William Flett, Metis York boat guide and voyageur at Hudson's Bay Company historical pageant, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Date: 1920

A Language of Our Own: The Genesis of Michif, the Mixed Cree-French Language of the Canadian Métis (Oxford Studies in Anthropological Lingui...

A Language of Our Own: The Genesis of Michif, the Mixed Cree-French Language of the Canadian Métis (Oxford Studies in Anthropological Lingui...

Métis-- as defined by the Constitution Act 1982, are Aboriginal people. They are descendants of specific mixed First Nations and European ancestry who self-identify as Métis, and are accepted into their current community. The Métis people are the modern descendants of Indigenous women in Canada and the colonial-era French, Scottish and English trappers and fur traders they married.

Métis-- as defined by the Constitution Act 1982, are Aboriginal people. They are descendants of specific mixed First Nations and European ancestry who self-identify as Métis, and are accepted into their current community. The Métis people are the modern descendants of Indigenous women in Canada and the colonial-era French, Scottish and English trappers and fur traders they married.

Mary-Jane Ouellette was my step-great grandmother. She married my great grandfather in Batoche. She was fifteen during the North-West Resistance when Louis Riel and his family lived with her family. In this picture, she is standing beside Riel's grave in Manitoba.

Mary-Jane Ouellette was my step-great grandmother. She married my great grandfather in Batoche. She was fifteen during the North-West Resistance when Louis Riel and his family lived with her family. In this picture, she is standing beside Riel's grave in Manitoba.