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Lyle Donald's BiographyLyle Donald

 

Lyle Donald is Coordinator at the Edmonton Métis Cultural Dance Society located in Edmonton, Alberta.

A respected citizen in the Métis community, Lyle was kind enough to let us interview him.

Lyle shares with us the struggles that Métis people have had to deal with in the past and the issues they are still dealing with today. He also defines the major Métis symbols that are associated with the Métis culture.

 

 

Lyle's Stories

The following stories are by Lyle Donald.  
1 Metis: Mixed Blood
Lyle defines "Metis" and explains the history behind the name.
2 Gabriel Dumont And Louis Riel
Lyle talks about the two famous Metis leaders.
3

Origins Of The Sash
Lyle explains where the Metis sash came from.

4

Story Of The Flag
Lyle talks about the history of the Metis flag.

5

The Fiddle
Lyle talks about the fiddle's importance to Metis cultural, and how that came to be.

6

Metis Dancing
Lyle talks about the origins of Metis dance: how it mixed from other cultures to become what it is today.

7

The Michif Language
Lyle explains about the Michif language: origins and its use today.

8 The Red River Cart
Lyle tells us where the Red River cart came from.



 

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