Who are Métis people? Where do they come from? What's a Métis Rendezvous?
Watch this video for the answers. Enjoy fiddle music, beadwork, dancing and stories of fur trade culture.
This video footage is a story segment from Ep. 5 of the series URBAN ABORIGINAL on Rogers TV Toronto.
Community Producer & Host, Virginia Barter tells the story of her own family history and the connection to the Crees of James Bay. This modern Métis Rendezvous event was presented as part of Culture Days 2011 at S. Walter Stewart Library (East York), Toronto by Virginia Barter and the Métis Heritage Guild. ( Oct. 1, 2011).
Musicians featured include: traditional James Bay fiddler - James Cheechoo, accompanied by his wife Daisy (Spencer) Cheechoo on spoons, and their Daughter Treena Cheechoo-Harris on guitar. Treena also leads the workshop dancers in the "Duck Dance" James Bay style. Also Métis fiddler Alicia Blore explains the origins of Métis style fiddle music.
(Footage: Copyright Rogers Communications 2011)