Michif

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Caring Is the Universal Language

E-Books
Author/Creator
Jody Nyasha Warner
Description

Three stories about bullying prevention, justice and belonging told in English, Cree, Inuktitut, Michif, Mohawk, Oji-Cree, Ojibwe, and Oneida.

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Colouring Book

Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Jackie Lever
Description

Teaches children the alphabet using images and brief explanations about how they relate to Metis culture. Words are in English and Southern Michif.

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Contours of a People: Metis Family, Mobility, and History

Book Reviews
Author/Creator
Liam Haggarty
Canadian Historical Review, vol. 95, no. 3, September 2014, pp. 463-465
Description
Book review of: Contours of a People edited by Nicole St-Onge, Carolyn Podruchny and Brenda MacDougall. Entire book review section on one pdf. To access this review, scroll to p. 463.
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Contours of a People: Métis Family, Mobility, and History

Book Reviews
Author/Creator
Scott P. Stephen
BC Studies, no. 184, Winter, 2014/2015, pp. 140-141
Description
Book review of Contours of a People edited by Nicole St-Onge, Carolyn Podruchny, and Brenda Macdougall. Entire book review section on one PDF. To access review scroll to p. 140.
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Count to Ten the Métis Way

Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
School District 79 Aboriginal Education
Cowichan Valley Metis Nation
Description

Colouring and activity book teaches children to count to ten in Michif.

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The Early History of Emmanuel College

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Jean E. Murray
Saskatchewan History, vol. 9, no. 3, Autumn, 1956, pp. 81-101
Description
Describes the College and its role in the education of First Nations and Métis with the intention that they would minister to other First Nations and Métis within the Diocese of Saskatchewan. Entire issue on one pdf file, scroll to page 81.
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An Exploration of Cultural Activities of Métis in Canada

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Mohan B. Kumar
Teresa Janz
Canadian Social Trends, no. 89, Summer, 2010, pp. 63-69
Description
Data collected from 2006 Aboriginal Peoples Survey (15 or older).Looks at participation in traditional activities, events, Métis specific organizations, spiritual practices, and language acquisition.
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[Exploring the Languages of Métis]

Alternate Title
[Language of the Métis Classroom Labels]
Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
[Rupertsland Institute, Education Team]
Description

Designed for Grade 4.

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The French Half-Breeds of the Northwest

Alternate Title
Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution, Showing the Operations, Expenditures and Condition of the Institution for the Year 1879
E-Books » Chapters
Author/Creator
V. Havard
Description

Content and language reflect the attitudes of the times.

Forms part of Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution ... for the Year 1879.

See pages 309-328.

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GDI Turns to Elders to Help Preserve Michif

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Cheryl Petten
Windspeaker, vol. 25, no. 4, July 2007, p. 23
Description

Gabriel Dumont Institute (GDI) promotes the preservation of the Michif language. "Michif" is a combination of a Cree verb and French noun, which seems to reflect the world view of the Metis people - that of a perfect balance or mix.

Entire issue on one pdf. To access article scroll to p.23.

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Getting into Michif

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
The Beaver, vol. 80, no. 4, August/September 2000, p. 5
Description
Briefly describes origins of the Michif language and the efforts being made to preserve and revive it.
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The Gift of Language and Culture Project: Instructional Curriculum Development Project: Teaching Resources:

nīhithowītān Cree Language & Cultural Programming Curriculum Resource Unit

Web Sites » Organizations
Author/Creator
Gift of Language and Culture Partnership Project
Description
Includes links to: introduction to curriculum, components of curriculum, First Nations language as a second language, foundational objectives, framework of objectives, planning guide and sample activities.
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Grade 7 Métis Cross-Curricular Teacher Guide

Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Lisa Shepherd
Michele Schroder
Phil Gladue
Aboriginal Education Enhancement Branch
Description
Created to assist teachers in delivering lessons that focus on the Métis people of British Columbia.
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Indigenous Voices

Web Sites » Organizations
Author/Creator
Virtual Museum of Métis History and Culture
Description
Collection includes Métis oral histories in heritage languages and a selection of children's books in Michif-Cree and English.
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Intersections of Memory, Ancestral Language, and Imagination; or, the Textual Production of Michif Voices as Cultural Weaponry

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Pamela V. SIng
Studies in Canadian Literature = Études en littérature canadienne, vol. 31, no. 1, For the Love of Words: Aboriginal Writers of Canada, 2006, pp. 95-115
Description
Article focuses on the struggle for survival of Métis culture and language (Michif), in the face of an increasingly globalized world.
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[K-12 Lesson Plans: Rupertsland Institute]

Web Sites » Organizations
Author/Creator
Rupertsland Institute
Description
Topics include language of the Métis, culture and traditions, homeland history, Métis in Alberta and Métis Nation governance.
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A Language of Their Own

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Margaret Arnett MacLeod
Manitoba Pageant, vol. 9, no. 3, April 1964, p. [?]
Description
Brief article dealing with the Michif dialect.
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Let's Learn Michif!

Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Connie Kulhavy
Description

Colouring book teaches words in Northern and Heritage Michif and English.

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Lips' Inking: Cree and Cree-Métis Authors' Writings of the Oral and What They Might Tell Educators

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Susan Gingell
Canadian Journal of Native Education, vol. 32, no. suppl., Aboriginal Englishes and Education, 2010, pp. 35-61, 154
Description
Discussion on the mixing of Cree, Michif, and English languages in Indigenous communities; and looks at the evidence of how teachers are responding to this Indigenizing of EngUsh.
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The Marriage of Mother and Father: Michif Influences as Expressions of Métis Intellectual Sovereignty in Stories of the Road Allowance

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Mareike Neuhaus
Studies in American Indian Literatures, vol. 22, no. 1, Spring, 2010, pp. 20-48
Description
Argues that Maria Campbell's use of Michif was necessary to convey the true essence of the narratives. Entire issue on one pdf. To access article, scroll to page 20.
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Métis Traditional Food Number 1

Alternate Title
Métis Gathering
Métis Traditional Food #1
Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Métis Nation-Saskatchewan (MN-S)
Canadian Geographic Education
Description

Lesson plan for Grades 1-4 involves students learning about bannock, fried Saskatoon berries, and goose, making bannock, and Michif words associated with cooking and food.

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Métis Traditional Food Number 2

Alternate Title
Métis Traditional Food #2
Métis Gathering
Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Teri Thrun
Description

Lesson plan for Grades 4-7 involves students learning and speaking Michef words associated with food and cooking, learning about bannock, fried Saskatoon berries, and goose, and making bannock.

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Michif

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Todd Paquin
Darren R. Préfontaine
Description
Description of the characteristics and history of the language of the Métis.
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[Michif Language Lesson: Cultural Items]

Alternate Title
[Languages of Métis]
[I Have Who Has: Cultural Items Activity]
Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
[Rupertsland Institute, Education Team]
Description

Designed for Grade 4.

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[Michif Language Resources: An Annotated Bibliography]

Alternate Title
Anishinaabe / Chippewa / Ojibwe Language Resources: An Annotated Bibliography
Documents & Presentations
Author/Creator
Lawrence Barkwell
Norman Fleury
Description
Material on: culture, history, mythology and language as well as separate sections for scholarly articles and theses, children's books, films, internet resources, music, recordings, curriculum materials, and textbooks.
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Michif Language Revitalization within a Post-Secondary Context

Articles » General
Author/Creator
Russell Fayant
Andrea Sterzuk
Canadian Diversity, vol. 15, no. 1, Language, Heritage and Identities: Perspectives from Indigenous Peoples, 2018, pp. 18-[21]
Description
Describes development of the Métis language class to fulfill the language requirement in the Saskatchewan Urban Native Teacher Education Program (SUNTEP) at the University of Regina. Entire issue on one pdf. To access article scroll to p. 18.
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Moccasin Telegraph

Web Sites » Organizations
Author/Creator
Virtual Museum of Métis History and Culture
Description
Includes links to archive/museums; Canadian history and archaeology websites, genealogy websites, government/youth empowerment websites, Métis and Michif sites.
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An Overview of Métchif Adjectives

Articles » Scholarly, peer reviewed
Author/Creator
Richard A. Rhodes
Canadian Journal of Native Studies, vol. 33, no. 2, 2013, pp. 101-115
Description
Examines adjectives and adjective phrases in Métchif.
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Paykiiwikay Métis Culture [Podcast]

Alternate Title
Promoting the Michif Language through Art
Learning Michif through Traditional and Contemporary Food
The History of the Michif Language
Losing the Michif Language
Media » Sound Recordings
Author/Creator
Leah Dorion
Description

Guests discusses a variety of topics related to Métis culture . Interviews are approximately 30 minutes long.

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