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The Métis

Métis Camp The Métis represent a unique group within the diverse landscape of western Canada. From the Great Lakes to the Red River to the broader Indigenous Métis communities of western Canada, the Métis have actively shaped the social, political and physical landscape of Alberta. Prior to the Fur Trade, Métis people were buffalo hunters. It was through the buffalo hunt that the Métis established networks throughout western Canada that provided opportunities for themselves during the Fur Trade. The Métis became instrumental to company life, and therefore essential to the fur trade.

Métis Sash Métis are known for their dynamic skills and lively culture. Historically, as interpreters, guides, and voyagers, many made their journey into the heartland of the west. Currently, the Métis are continuing to integrate into every single industry, as doctors, construction workers, musicians, and teachers.

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