Travelling exhibit tells the story of Metis and the buffalo

By Scott Hayes  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Visitors to Whistlers Campground can enjoy the artistic depiction of the historical importance of the bison to the Metis people. A travelling exhibit was installed at the campground last week just in time for National Indigenous Peoples Day. “Lii Buflo: A Metis Way of Life” was developed to use storytelling and visual art as an educational piece on how integral the animal was to Metis culture. While bison is the more appropriate scientific name for the large plains animal that are native to Alberta, it has been more commonly referred to as buffalo. The two terms are used interchangeably for the same animal in this article. “We were honoured to support this project and share the important relationship between bison and the Metis…

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