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A Living History of Métis Families as told by Dorothy Chartrand


Dorothy Chartrand, a Métis grandmother, tells the story of her Metis families as their lives are affected by the political and social change that impacted Métis lives in the 1800s to today. Her story tells of her family relocation, effects of government land policies, and ways that Métis women in fur trade and later community life helped to sustain communities. This film also tracks some of Dorothy’s more than 25 years of research in archives and HBC and church records that lead to understanding the history of her family and community of St. Albert, Alberta. The filmmaker is indebted to Dorothy for sharing her story and the history of her family and community.
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