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Métis Studies

Around the Kitchen Table

Métis Aunties' Scholarship

Laura Forsythe (Editor), Jennifer Markides (Editor)

Looking beyond the patriarchy to document and celebrate the scholarship of Métis women, Around the Kitchen Table brings together writing by new and established scholars, artists, storytellers, and community leaders that reflects the diversity of research created by Métis women as it is lived, conceptualized, and re-imagined.

Returning to Ceremony

Spirituality in Manitoba Métis Communities

Chantal Fiola (Author)

Returning to Ceremony is the follow-up to Chantal Fiola’s award-winning Rekindling the Sacred Fire and continues her ground-breaking examination of Métis spirituality. Among the Métis, Fiola asserts, spirituality exists on a continuum of Indigenous and Christian traditions, and Métis spirituality includes ceremonies.

Daniels v. Canada

In and Beyond the Courts

Nathalie Kermoal (Editor), Chris Andersen (Editor)

In Daniels v. Canada, the Supreme Court determined that Métis and non-status Indians were “Indians” under section 91(24) of the Constitution Act, 1867. This volume demonstrates the importance of understanding “law” beyond its jurisprudential manifestations.

Rooster Town

The History of an Urban Métis Community, 1901–1961

Evelyn Peters (Author), Matthew Stock (Author), Adrian Werner (Author)

Rooster Town documents the story of a community rooted in kinship, culture, and historical circumstance, whose residents existed unofficially in the cracks of municipal bureaucracy, while navigating the legacy of settler colonialism and the demands of modernity and urbanization.

Defining Métis

Catholic Missionaries and the Idea of Civilization in Northwestern Saskatchewan, 1845-1898

Timothy P. Foran (Author)

Defining Métis examines categories used in the latter half of the nineteenth century by Catholic missionaries to describe Indigenous people in what is now northwestern Saskatchewan. It argues that the construction and evolution of these categories reflected missionaries’changing interests and agendas.

Rekindling the Sacred Fire

Métis Ancestry and Anishinaabe Spirituality

Chantal Fiola (Author)

Why don’t more Métis people go to traditional ceremonies? How does going to ceremonies impact Métis identity?

Louis Riel and the Creation of Modern Canada

Mythic Discourse and the Postcolonial State

Jennifer Reid (Author)

Politician, founder of Manitoba, and leader of the Métis, Louis Riel led two resistance movements against the Canadian government. Against the backdrop of these legendary uprisings, Jennifer Reid examines Riel’s religious background, the mythic significance ascribed to him, and how these elements combined to influence Canada’s national identity.

Reporting the Resistance

Alexander Begg and Joseph Hargrave on the Red River Resistance

Alexander Begg (Editor)

Thomas Scott's Body

And Other Essays on Early Manitoba History

J.M. Bumsted (Author)

River Road

Essays on Manitoba and Prairie History

Gerald Friesen (Author)

The New Peoples

Being and Becoming Métis

Jacqueline Peterson (Editor), Jennifer S.H. Brown (Editor)

Leading Canadian and American scholars explore the dimension and meaning of the intermingling of European and Native American peoples.