Russell Fayant – Michif History, Language and Culture

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Russel Fayant shares the history of the Métis Nation in Saskatchewan using his own family story as an example of Michif revitalization. 

Black and white illustration of Louis Riel
Louis "David" Riel was a Canadian politician, a founder of the province of Manitoba, and a political leader of the Métis people.
Illustration of the battle at Duck Lake
Battle at Duck Lake

“Michif is the language of reconciliation because it incorporates diverse worldviews of settler society as well as the Indigenous community in equal parts.”

Russell Fayant, SUNTEP Faculty
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