RED DEER, AB, Dec. 13, 2018 /CNW/ - The exhibition Hiding in Plain Sight: Discovering the Métis Nation in the Archival Records of Library and Archives Canada presents selected artwork and photographs about the Métis Nation and aims to foster a better understanding of the history and culture of the Métis Nation.
December 15, 2018 to March 10, 2019
Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery, 4525-47A Avenue, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
Presented in Red Deer by the Alberta Métis Federation and the Red Deer Museum and Art Gallery. The exhibition was developed by Library and Archives Canada in collaboration with the Manitoba Metis Federation and the Métis National Council, with the support of the Government of Canada
- The Métis Nation traces its origins to the Red River Valley area of North America. By the 20th century, the Métis had developed a unique culture and identity, which led them to be called otipêymisowak—the independent ones.
- The Métis developed their own language, Michif. A unique mix of French and Plains Cree languages, Michif is still spoken by Métis today.
- LAC holds a great variety of archival materials relating to the Métis Nation, including textual records, photographs, artwork, maps, stamps and sound recordings.
- Exhibition webpage: Hiding in Plain Sight: Discovering the Métis Nation in the Archival Records of Library and Archives Canada
- Métis National Council: http://www.metisnation.ca/
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SOURCE Library and Archives Canada
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