2004

The rural municipality of St. Laurent, Manitoba, receives international recognition for its authentic Métis culture

St. Laurent is recognized by the Smithsonian Institution and its National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.

Located 70 kilometres northwest of Winnipeg, St. Laurent is a rural municipality where the most authentic expression of Métis culture can be found and where people still speak Michif, the traditional language of the Métis people, which has been passed down through five generations.

St. Laurent was incorporated in 1882 and has a population of approximately 1,305.