Many of our Elders stories have yet to be recorded but here are some of the priceless treasures we’ve been fortunate enough to have collected so far.

Alex Lafferty

Hunter, Trapper, Bull Cook, Log Canter, Deck Hand, Commercial Fisherman, Claim Staker. My Dad’s name was Napoleon Lafferty, he died of old age about 22 years ago. My mother, her

Archie Larocque

“The best barren lands traveler in the north country”Archie Larocque was born in Smith’s Landing, Alberta, on January 25, 1914 to the Métis couple Henry J. Larocque and Mary Flett.

Billy Loutit

ICE DAM AT ATHABASCA LANDINGIt was the spring of 1904 and Athabasca Landing was under attack. A massive ice dam had blocked the river and the snarling brown waters were

Cecil Lafferty

Remembering a True FriendThe Métis Nation lost a ferocious advocate, a seasoned politician, a standout musician and a dear friend with the passing of Cecil Lafferty on September 10, 2006.

Eugene Mercredi

Eugene Emil Mercredi, known by hundreds of people from Lake Athabasca to the Mackenzie Delta, was born in Fort Chipewyan in February of 1911, three months before his life long

John James Evans

“A Life Well Lived”John James Evans was a well-known Métis elder. He lived most of his life in the Fort Chipewyan – Fort Smith area. John and his wife Seraphine

Johnny Berens

Famous Métis River Boat PilotOur Métis ancestors played an important role helping to shape the Northwest Territories. This article is a tribute to one of our Métis men who worked

Jonas Beaulieu

Jonas Beaulieu was born at Little Buffalo River village near Fort Resolution on September 7, 1922. He was the seventh child born to Marie (Dosnoir) and Louison Beaulieu and the

Louise Fraser

Wise Woman 2006A special event took place on March 8, 2006 to commemorate International Women’s Day. The Annual Wise Women Awards were announced at the Bread n’ Roses Luncheon in