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Awn Rond
Métis Elders' Stories
Edited by Dr. Carole Leclair


Book - Awn Rond

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"Métis, Métisses, bois-brulée, hivernant, half-breed, mixed blood, road allowance people, mongrel, mutt, watered-down Indian, forgotten people, wanna-be, 'nebulous, like a cloud,' a food in two canoes, a citizen of the Métis Nation, gens libres, 'I honor the blood of my mothers and fathers,' flower beadwork people, daughter of the country, Métis written with an accent, Métis without an accent, big 'M' Métis, little 'm' Métis...

"This little collection got its start when our elders began to imagine, to dream and believe that our informal human experiences would interest others. We put a small team together and set out to gather some life stores of Métis elders in Ontario. Our stories are precious to our communities; our elders know this, and they remind us that we are losing unique and irreplaceable knowledge as each elder goes on ahead to the spirit world. This is why records of their thinking remain so important to us. Sadly, our team leader Don Cadeau lost his battle with cancer before this collection was finished. Although he is no longer living, his vision and energy continue to inspire our communities."

Originally published in 2005, Awn Rond was republished in 2021.

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The Dance of Wiindigo and Nanaboozhou
An Indigenous journey through hatred and violence
by Madeleine Berglund


Book - The Dance of Wiindigo and Nanaboozhou

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The Dance of Wiindigo and Nanaboozhou is a collection of First People's responses to the questions of what is hatred and racism.

This is a celebration of traditional teachings from Elders, activists, teachers and Wisdom Keepers of diverse Indigenous Nations across this land. It is a story that addresses the realities of residential schools, child welfare, women's issues, land reclamation, the justice system and gender/sexuality for Native peoples. It invites both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people to examine what it means to transcend the historical and present prejudices that give rise to hatred and violence.

Native Studies: "This is such a necessary work. It begins with a theoretical analysis of our concepts and community discussion around them, this book accomplishes the beginning of a long journey to unraveling our ways and charting a course for returning to our original path. Haz'qa for this timely work."
Lee Maracle, University of Toronto


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"Book Reviews from Wilfrid Laurier University students

Students in the social justice program commented on the impact of the text as a group engaged in a graduate program in a university (Laurier campus, Brantford) that is geographically located within the area of the Haldimand Tract.

"...this book showed me how much more I have to learn about colonization in Canada."

"I have learned the value of relationships, interconnections - land and people. I am a colonized woman. I have learned the power of stories... I have learned to question knowledge. Who writes the history books?"

"Prior to reading this book, I had not understood the depth of violence that has been perpetrated against Indigenous populations... I am reminded of the strength survivors enact daily..."








Mamère Oni Bavaakaa
(Grandmother Wise One)

by Elder Elize Hartley

Book - Grandmother Wise One

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This is a Métis story told through the life of Mamere Beausoleil, a medicine woman, a midwife and a storyteller. Like many Aboriginal stories, it is a story about history, life and how to live in balance with one another, the earth and all living creatures.

Author Elize Hartley was a mother to six daughters, eleven grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. Born in Manitoba, she was raised in a small village where the principles of the medicine wheel were instilled at an early age. As an adult, Elize worked in the field of education. She later formed the Métis Women's Circle as a safe place for women to explore together their Aboriginal roots and traditions.

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Joe's Story
A tribute to war veteran Joseph Clement

Book - Joe's Story

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In 2005, the Year of the Veteran, Calling Home Ceremonies were carried out in France and Belgium. Aboriginal spiritual leaders and pipe carriers from across Canada conducted their ceremonies in the custom and traditions of First Nations, Métis and Inuit people to bring closure, to put the spirits of fall warriors to rest and return them to their homelands to be with their ancestors.

As a member of a Métis organization, Joseph Clement was invited by Veterans Affairs Canada to participate with First Nations and Inuit veterans on this journey.

With appreciation for funding from New Horizons for Seniors.

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They Come From The Mountains
Why The Michif Love Horses

Book - They Come From The Mountains

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"Jeremy grew very fond of the old man and the horse and learned so much from both of them. He quickly learned that a horse is a very curious and social being. He learned that if approached with haste and anger, Horse would mirror these emotions and respond in the same way.

"Horse always knew if Jeremy was in a bad mood. But, if approached with patience and kindness, Horse did his best to show respect, although cautiously at first, with a flick of his tail and a shake of his head.

"And, he learned that the old man had led a very full and interesting life and was generous and caring in sharing his teachings. Now he had something the other kids at school did not."

Michif Translations by Norman Fleury. Story concept by Lynn Nicholson and Carole Leclair. Paintings by Jocelyn Antone.

With appreciation for funding from the Government of Canada Aboriginal Languages Initiative Program

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Baskets & Berries
Aboriginal Contributions to Aldershot's Agricultural History

Book - Baskets and Berries

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Betty's Story...

"June this year had been an exceptionally hot one, good for growing local strawberries. At every opportunity, Betty was glad to escape the back-breaking work in the field to take a walk up the winding road towards the escarpment not too far from the farm.

"The trail had long been paved over, but she was mindful that this was the route travelled by her ancestors for centuries. Her father told her that it was the way to reach the villages and encampments at Lake Medad and Tinawatawa. Betty pondered this history..."

All 'Betty' Drawings by Jocelyn Antone.

With appreciation for funding from New Horizon's for Seniors.

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Trout Lilies and Spring Peepers
Capturing Elders' Eco Stories 2012

Book -Trout Lilies and Spring Peepers

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The Métis Women's Circle is proud to present our latest publication, Trout Lilies & Spring Peepers: Capturing Elders' Eco Stories, a compilation of stories, poems, and drawings as envisioned by older Aboriginal persons. Please contact us via e-mail for your copy.

With appreciation for funding from New Horizon's for Seniors.

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Metis Women's Circle Ladyslipper Logo Clothing & Accessories


Walking Words T-Shirts
T-Shirts in eight styles

Clothing - Nanabozho Tshirt

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As part of our Walking Words Language Project, the Métis Women's Circle designed and produced eight T-shirts.

Each T-shirt comes with a set of beautifully printed four colour postcards with the stories behind each design. Sizes are Women's Small and Medium and Men's Large and Extra Large. See the Designs below.

With appreciation for funding from New Horizon's for Seniors.

Sample Postcard:
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T-shirt Designs: (click to enlarge)

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Custom Graduation Stoles
Handmade Graduation Stoles in two styles

Clothing - Gradstole

$125 CAD / $175 CAD
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These Graduation Stoles are fabricated in the school colours and bear a variety of Aboriginal symbols like eagle feathers and animal totems, in recognition of a significant achievement in life.

In honour of achieving high school graduation, the Métis Women's Circle makes available for purchase custom-made graduation stoles beautifully depicting Native symbolism.

Designed and made by Susan Cauchy.

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Custom Regalia Clothing
Designed and made by Susan Cauchy

Clothing - Regalia

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The Métis Women's Circle offers contemporary regalia clothing. Made of a heavy cotton fabric with satin appliqué.

The designs incorporate Aboriginal symbolism such as buffalo hooves, Canada geese, sun symbols, rainbow triangles.

Each piece is custom designed by Métis artist, Susan Cauchy, specifically for the individual, clan or spirit helper.









Metis Women's Circle Ladyslipper Logo Arts & Crafts


Original Watercolour Paintings
Artist Gina McIntee

Art - Watercolour Painting

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Gina McIntee is a Métis artist who creates beautiful watercolour paintings. Gina is a therapeutic artist traveling to schools, health centres and nursing homes to guide people through the use of therapeutic art and art sessions.









Stained Glass Artwork
Designed and made by Linda Cauchy

Art - Stained Glass

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Linda Cauchy is a unique artist doing unique work by incorporating Aboriginal symbols into stained glass designs, such as an eagle feather in flight which is used to honour ogimaa migizii (Great Eagle). Linda's geese adapted from the work of Benjamin Chee Chee.









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