The North-West Is Our Mother: The Story of Louis Riel's People, the Métis Nation (MP3 CD)

The North-West Is Our Mother: The Story of Louis Riel's People, the Métis Nation By Jean Teillet, Jean Teillet (Read by) Cover Image
By Jean Teillet, Jean Teillet (Read by)
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There is a missing chapter in the narrative of Canada's Indigenous peoples - the story of the M tis Nation, a new Indigenous people descended from both First Nations and Europeans

Their story begins in the last decade of the 18th century in the Canadian North-West. Within 20 years the M tis proclaimed themselves a nation and won their first battle. Within 40 years they were famous throughout North America for their military skills, their nomadic life and their buffalo hunts.

The M tis Nation didn't just drift slowly into the Canadian consciousness in the early 1800s; it burst onto the scene fully formed. The M tis were flamboyant, defiant, loud, and definitely not noble savages. They were nomads with a very different way of being in the world - always on the move, very much in the moment, passionate and fierce. They were romantics and visionaries with big dreams. They battled continuously - for recognition, for their lands and for their rights and freedoms. In 1870 and 1885, led by the iconic Louis Riel, they fought back when Canada took their lands. These acts of resistance became defining moments in Canadian history, with implications that reverberate to this day: Western alienation, Indigenous rights and the French/English divide.

After being defeated at the Battle of Batoche in 1885, the M tis lived in hiding for 20 years. But early in the 20th century, they determined to hide no more and began a long, successful fight back into the Canadian consciousness. The M tis people are now recognized in Canada as a distinct Indigenous nation. Written by the great-grandniece of Louis Riel, this popular and engaging history of "forgotten people" tells the story up to the present era of national reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781713623366
ISBN-10: 1713623366
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance
Publication Date: June 8th, 2021
Language: English