Talle-de-Saules (now Willow Bunch), Saint-Laurent-de-Grandin and Batoche leave their mark in Saskatchewan

These new communities, created by Métis families trying to preserve their semi-nomadic lifestyle, are established in regions that will later become part of Saskatchewan.

The Métis communities have a distinct lifestyle, which combines aspects of French-Canadian, Scottish and Indigenous culture. This may be why they are called “Métis,” a term that comes from the French “métissé,” which means hybrid or mix.

Source: Charles Horetzky (Topley Studio), Library and Archives Canada, accession number 1936-270 NPC, e011156806