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Since 1994

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The Metis Women’s Circle is celebrating their 25th Year Anniversary. More information about a coming event to honour this milestone to come…

Walking Words – Making Indigenous Languages Visible – We have been awarded a grant from the Department of Canadian Heritage to develop a substantial project about the culture of indigenous languages.

History & Research

The History of the Métis Women’s Circle includes research projects which deal with those social issues impacting Aboriginal women in particular… We also include information on our Elder Elize Hartley, who celebrated her 90th birthday in 2014, here…

Our Founder:

Elize Hartley
August 4, 1924 – April 3, 2020

We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of our founder Elize Hartley (Cauchy, nee Huppé).

Elize was a Red River Métis, with family history in the founding of the Province of Manitoba and in the historical struggle for cultural preservation and advancement of her people. She was a lifetime warrior- woman in Indigenous affairs, founding the Métis Women’s Circle and working tirelessly for healthy Indigenous women and their families across Canada.

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ONWA logoONWA Celebrates the Life and Contributions of Elder Elize Hartley

Thunder Bay, ON –The Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) would like to take this opportunity to offer our condolences to the family of Elize Hartley, “Listening Fox Woman.” Ms. Hartley, a proud Red River Métis, touched countless lives in her commitment to cultural preservation and the well-being of her people. Family, friends and community celebrate her passion, strength, and resiliency as she travels to the spirit world.

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Horse Spirit Program

As Aboriginal people, we believe that horse is a gift from that “great mystery.” Cherished companion, emotional mirror, and willing partner; we believe such a being is central in building trust between youth and mentors. Read more…

Métis Market

The Métis Market offers beautiful original work by Métis women from southern Ontario… including handcrafts such as stained glass, watercolour paintings and handworked graduation stoles plus writings such as essays, books and more…

In The News

Covid-19 Response…
To our women –

Protective gear, face masks, social distancing – we are awash with death tolls and warnings on CNN and social media. …

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The Métis Women’s Circle is a dynamic group of women who share Aboriginal heritage and honour our traditional teachings. We work to build community among urban Aboriginal women and their families both locally and nationally.

Online Books

Métis Women’s Circle launches flipbook for ‘They Come From the Mountains’including audio Michif translations by Métis Elder Norman Fleury. 2 Books are currently available to enjoy online. See search bar on Market Page.


The Métis Auction will continue to offer new items as they become available, if you would like to be receive new item notification, please contact us and we’ll be happy to let you know!