Métis Culture: Art, Music, Traditional Crafts
Anything to do with Métis Culture including traditional crafts, art and music. I'm always excited about new ways to incorporate our culture into our modern day lives. I've got separate boards for Métis beading & embroidery, clothing and history/heritage.
Metis Song: Visiting was the Métis Way, by Lynn Whidden, Regina: Gabriel Dumont Institute, 1993. Because illiteracy was widespread in Métis communities in past generations, an oral storytelling tradition was used-much like other Aboriginal societies-to transmit Métis culture and history. Stories are to the Métis what books and documents are to European-based societies...
Lawrence Flett and Laurence Houle. Central to Métis musical culture, both past and present, is a fiddle and dance tradition which reflects Scottish, French and Aboriginal roots as well as other influences. Fiddling has been so identified with Métis culture that Turtle Mountain players say, "There's no Metchif without no fiddle. The dancin' and the fiddle and the Metchif, they're all the same."