National Michif Conference 2018

April 4 & 5 2018
Delta Bessborough Hotel Saskatoon 

Interview with President Clément Chartier

Full Conference Highlights (Approx. 5 mins)

Interview with Clara Morin Dal Col, Minister of Heritage, Families & Culture

Interview with Karon Shmon - Gabriel Dumont Institute

Brief Conference Highlights (Approx. 2 minutes)

Interview with Sharon Parenteau – Louis Riel Institute

Our Michif Stories

At the National Michif Conference held on April 4 & 5 2018 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan a number of participants shared their stories around the general theme of “childhood memories”. The interviews include combinations of stories in Michif and in English.

Patsy Millar – St. Laurent, Manitoba

Suzanne Zeke – St. Laurent, Manitoba

Agathe Chartrand - St. Laurent, Manitoba

Lorraine Coutu – St. Laurent, Manitoba

Andrea Rose – St. Laurent, Manitoba

Phil Beaudin – St. Eustache, Manitoba

Debbie Fourgie – St. Eustache, Manitoba

Harvey Pelletier – Foulliard’s Corner, Manitoba

Verna DeMontigny - Foulliard’s Corner, Manitoba

Mervin Fleury - Foulliard’s Corner, Manitoba

George Fleury – Minnedosa, Manitoba

Philip Gladue – British Columbia

Joseph D. Blyan – Lac La Biche, Alberta

George Pelletier – Brandon, Manitoba

Stella Johnson – McLennan, Alberta

Rosemarie McPherson – Duck Bay, Manitoba

Norman Fleury – St. Lazare, Manitoba

Interview with Clara Morin Dal Col, Minister of Heritage, Families & Culture

Interview with President Clément Chartier

Michif Collection - Gabriel Dumont Institute

The Gabriel Dumont Institute (GDI) works with Michif speakers to preserve and promote the three Michif languages spoken in Saskatchewan: Michif, Michif-French, and Northern Michif.  GDI employs sociological conventions when classifying a Michif language: if a Michif person living in Saskatchewan calls their language “Michif,” than the Institute respects their wishes and calls that language “Michif.”

Gabriel Dumont Institute - Michif Interviews

Gabriel Dumont Institute’s collection of interviews with Michif speakers Norman Fleury, Gilbert Pelletier, Mary Pelletier and Marie St. Pierre.

Gabriel Dumont Institute - Northern Saskatchewan Michif Interviews

Explore video clips and transcripts of interviews with Northern Saskatchewan Michif speakers.

David Daigneault 

Victoria Daigneault 

Monique Gardiner 

Nap Johnson 

Gilbert McCallum 

Christine Misponas 

Georgina Morin 

Harry Morin 

Leon Morin  


Gabriel Dumont Institute - Michif-French Interviews: St. Laurent, Manitoba (1987)

This series of interviews are part of a larger body of interviews conducted by Father Guy Lavallée with the Métis residents of St. Laurent, Manitoba. The traditional language of this community is Michif-French or Métis-French, a very distinct dialect of Canadian French which has Cree and Ojibway syntax. Father Lavallée donated this body of interviews known as the “St. Laurent Oral History Project” to the Gabriel Dumont Institute (credit: Gabriel Dumont Institute)

Conversational Videos - Louis Riel Institute

Louis Riel Institute has produced a number of sample Michif-Cree and Michif-French video. Explore these conversational samples.

Michif-Cree Conversational Videos

Produced by Louis Riel Institute, a collection of conversational videos with Michif-Cree speakers on the following topics: 

Medicines and How We Use Them 
The Michif Way of Hunting 
Ste Madeleine Conversation
Drying Meat, Fish and Berries
The Lost Dog
A Blessing for the Meal 
Oh Where oh Where has my Little Dog Gone (song)

Michif-French Conversational Videos

Produced by Louis Riel Institute, a collection of conversational videos with Michif-French speakers on the following topics: 

Skinning a Rabbit
Catching Frogs
How to Pluck a Chicken
Ice Fishing
Rooster Eggs