Join the Cranbrook History Centre on Zoom on Wednesday, September 29th to welcome Métis Elder Marie Schoenthal, and cutural facilitator, Amy Cross. From 7 – 8:30 pm MT, we will be diving into Marie’s lived experience growing up on a Métis Road Allowance.
Marie lived on a Métis Road Allowance until she was 15 years old, and shares her experiences of living off the land, harvesting animals, berries and living in a small one-room house with her family. Marie grew up speaking Michif, the traditional language of the Métis people and discusses the transition school and learning English. This in-depth story shares the hardships of living off the land, and the abuse that she faced growing up. This is a once in a lifetime experience that journey’s you back to the early 1900’s in Canadian history, Marie’s story is educational, heartwarming, engaging and is appropriate for all ages.