Nestled in the beautiful Canadian Rockies, the Métis of the Elk Valley are proud Indigenous citizens who share the traditional territory of the Ktunaxa peoples.
As early occupants of the Elk Valley, we celebrated our unique culture with many traditions amongst the settlers and Indigenous peoples of Turtle Island.
Métis citizens originate from the Red River region whereby our unique Indigenous culture and customs originate.
Métis means mixed blood. This French word describes the mixing of the Indigenous peoples of Turtle Island and the Europeans.
As stewards of Mother Earth, it is important to strike a balance between opportunities and nurturing the environment.
Our focus on all elements of our culture supports our objective to ensure these gifts and culture are intact for future generations.
Beyond the Crowsnest Pass are the settlement areas of Fernie, Sparwood, and Elkford within the Elk Valley.
As far back as the 1700s the region was a transportation, trading route and home for Indigenous peoples and newcomers.