The Métis: A Visual History is a stunning and visually commanding resource covering over three hundred years of history and culture from the birth of the Métis Nation to our near past, a mere thirty years ago. Sherry Farrell Racette has blended her acumen as a historian and researcher with her skill as a visual artist to create four panels, each representing a different era of Métis history. Their value as a pivotal resource for history and art was recognized by a number of organizations each wanting to ensure that this important perspective on our history and culture is widely shared by generations to come. As a result, the panels have been reproduced as educational posters (98cm by 40cm each) and have a companion book explaining the significance of each image. Our thanks go to each of the contributors whose collective efforts bring you The Métis: A Visual History.
The Métis: A Visual History now includes a 5th poster, Metis Rising! The Institute sought a new poster to represent the positive changes and significant milestones more recently achieved by the Métis as well as our cultural pride and our efforts to make positive and meaningful change for our families, communities, and nation. Metis Rising is the result. We are delighted with Sherry’s artistic expression and with what she shares about the significance of the images expressed in this beautiful work of art. A booklet explaining the significance of each image of Metis Rising is also included in the kit! The original painting hangs in our gallery/museum space at 917 22nd Street, Saskatoon, SK.
This poster is available to purchase separately to complement the original four posters included with The Métis: A Visual History: https://gdins.org/product/metis-rising-poster/
Author/Illustrator: Sherry Farrell Racette
Grade Level: All Ages