This Proud to be Métis compilation includes the original Proud to be Métis song as well as a new shorter version written as a Year of the Métis tribute and masterfully sung by Andrea Menard and Donny Parenteau, complete with instrumental versions for those who want to sing it themselves. The original has earned its place as the traditional version and is accepted as the Métis National Anthem. It was composed in the Seventies by Clint Buehler and Dennis Charney. The shorter tribute was written during the 2009 National Aboriginal Day celebrations at Batoche National Historic Site by the collaborative team of Clint Buehler, Andrea Menard, Donny Parenteau, and Karon Shmon. It celebrates our proud past and bright future. It is being released in 2010, the Year of the Métis and the 125th Anniversary of the North West Resistance, as a tribute to our ancestors, to whom we owe an immeasurable amount of gratitude. Because of their strength and commitment, we are proud to be Métis.
Grade Level: All Ages
Year of the Métis Tribute
Lyrics by Clint Buehler, Andrea Menard, Donny Parenteau, and Karon Shmon
Music by Dennis Charney
Traditional Lyrics by Clint Buehler, Music by Dennis Charney