Celebrating the Contributions of Metis Women to Saskatchewan
The year 2010 was officially proclaimed, by the province, as the Year of the Métis to commemorate the unique history of Métis people and their contributions to Saskatchewan - past, present and future. It is also an opportunity to celebrate the vital role Métis women have played in the economic, social, cultural and political fabric of the province.Contemporary Métis women continue to seek a compromise between traditional cultural roles in the community and other roles in today's ever-changing society. They continue to demonstrate the leadership qualities passed down by their ancestors through career choices such as administrators, lawyers, teachers and business owners. Over the last 20 years, their participation in post-secondary education has dramatically increased, signifying a new era of moving forward together and contributing to all aspects of Canadian society.