For Bonnie, a better future for First Nations, Métis and Inuit—and stronger relationships with non-Indigenous Canadians—starts with education. Her friend Tammy admires Bonnie for her compassion, which is expressed every day in her work with high school students and the Métis community.
About this video: Prince Albert and Métis in Saskatchewan
This video was filmed in Prince Albert – Saskatchewan’s third largest city. Prince Albert is also the city with the highest number of Indigenous people per capita in Canada.
The Métis in Saskatchewan settled in the region as a result of the fur trade and established communities in the northern, central and southern regions. Some of the most significant settlements include Qu’Appelle, Willowbunch, St. Albert, Ile-à-la-Crosse and Batoche – where the final battle of the Red River Rebellion was fought.
Like Métis across Canada, many Métis in Saskatchewan were denied titles to land ownership and regarded as second-class citizens in the province. The first Métis organization in the province was created in 1935 to help Métis with issues during the Great Depression. Today, they are represented by the Métis Nation of Saskatchewan, and Les Filles de la Madeleine represents women’s issues on the council.
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