First Nations people living in and around the Red River Settlement had a name for Métis people. Translated from Saulteaux, it is “the people that own themselves.” Métis people maintained much of their independence in the settlement because of their ability to organize and govern themselves. From the carts that made the journey possible to the hunt which provided sustenance to the community, this episode breaks down the organizational complexity of the buffalo hunt and explains how it remains a model for governance today.
CREDITS: Stephanie Cram. Kim Kaschor. Janice Moeller. Bertram Schneider.