Who is the Metis nation?
"The Metis nation and culture began when the early European fur traders and First Nations created families to form new Indigenous communities. There are stories of Metis using their small horses for logging and for pulling sleds as their communities moved from season to season. Then later on, they started to use the Red River carts with their big wheels. But wherever the Metis traveled, there was music and dancing." - Alison Cox, Elder
The Metis Cart is a medley of two songs. The first is Ants, Mosquitos, and Snowball Fricasse. It is a French Metis song that is traditionally sung to children by elders. The second is Wigwam Polka by Andy DeJarlis. The piece is high energy and joyful, capturing the spirit of the Metis music and dance.