Join us as we explore the past, present and future landscape of Métis culture.
‘Paykiiwikay, (Michif for ‘come and visit’) features host Leah Dorion, well-known Métis artist, author and mentor, sharing intimate interviews with some fascinating Saskatchewan Métis guests including Russell Fayant, Andrea Menard and Elder Norman Fleury.
The topics to be covered over the ten-podcast series are as varied as the guests. From an introduction to the history of the Michif language to Métis cooking to the influence of Michif on traditional Métis music and the preservation of the endangered language.
Have you met our host Leah Dorion?
Leah Marie Dorion is an interdisciplinary Métis artist raised in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. A teacher, painter, filmmaker and published writer, Leah views her Métis heritage as providing her with a unique bridge for knowledge between all people. Leah holds a Bachelor of Education, Bachelor of Arts, and Master of Arts degree. She has numerous creative projects to her credit, including academic papers for the Royal Commission of Aboriginal Peoples, books for children, gallery showings of her art works, and numerous video documentaries that showcase Métis culture and history. Leah’s paintings honour the spiritual strength of Aboriginal women and the sacred feminine. Leah believes that women play a key role in passing on vital knowledge for all of humanity, which is deeply reflected in her artistic practice. She believes women are the first teachers to the next generation.