The Confederation of Manitoba
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In 1870 Canada bought out the HBC and took over Rupert’s Land. Since they saw the Metis as mere “half-breeds” they could see no reason to contact them before the takeover. Using their buffalo hunt system, the Metis forced Canada to the negotiating table and brought about the Confederation of Manitoba. Canada’s response to the agreement was false and violent and the Metis were dispersed instead of becoming active partners in Canadian western expansion. This is the basis of the modern Metis land claim case. SCHEDULE Day: Tuesday Date: May 10, 2022 Time: 1:00 to 2:00 PM THIS IS AN ONLINE CLASS You will receive a Zoom link with your confirmation email after you register. ABOUT THE PRESENTER Dr. Fred Shore is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Native Studies at the University of Manitoba. His experiences and research areas are vast but primarily include Metis history and the political issues of Indigenous people throughout Canada. Dr. Shore is nearing completion of a book, titled Threads in the Sash: The Story of the Metis People.