Ed Talk : Sharing Our Story, Living on a Metis Road Allowance

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm 57 Van Horne Street South Cranbrook, BC V1C 1Y7


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.




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