Metis Nation Heritage Sites

Métis National Heritage Centre

On July 12, 2019 the Manitoba Metis Federation and the Government of Canada unveiled new funding for the construction of a Métis National Heritage Centre in Winnipeg. The centre will be the first of its kind in Canada and will showcase the history of the Métis Nation, highlighting the rich heritage and contributions of the Métis People to the development of Canada. 

Back to Batoche

Back To Batoche is a yearly celebration hosted by The Métis Nation – Saskatchewan. Held on the historic site of the Battle of Batoche, this four day event is filled with music, dancing, food, sports events, wagon races and fun for the whole family.

Métis Crossing

Métis Crossing is the first major Métis cultural interpretive center in Alberta. The development and operation of this facility mirrors the core values of the Métis community including self-sufficiency, respect of elders, participation of youth, and pride in our culture.

Metis Nation Cultural Institutions

Louis Riel Institute

An affiliate of the Manitoba Metis Federation, the Louis Riel Institute is a Métis educational and cultural institute that promotes the advancement of education and training for the Métis people in Manitoba; and foster ans understanding and appreciation of the culture, heritage and history of Manitoba and of the Métis people in Manitoba for the benefit of all Manitobans.

Gabriel Dumont Institute

The Gabriel Dumont Institutehas been providing educational, cultural, and employment services to the Métis of Saskatchewan since 1980. On November 14, 2019, GDI  announced the grand opening of the GDI Building and the Métis Culture and Heritage Department in Saskatoon.

Metis Nation Publishing Houses

Pemmican Publications

Pemmican Publications is a book publisher with a mandate to promote Metis authors, illustrators and stories. Pemmican publishes on average five to six new titles per year, with titles ranging from cultural studies and autobiographies to illustrated titles for children.

Gabriel Dumont Institute Publishing Department

GDI is committed to the publication and development of Métis-specific cultural, literary, and educational resources for Métis children, youth, adults, and the non-Aboriginal community. Through this focus, the institute is also able to produce Michif-language resources for the K-12 system and the Métis community. Since 1980, GDI’s Publishing Department has produced more than 200 literary, cultural, and educational resources in print, audio, visual, and multi-media formats.