Welcome Métis friends and family, to the online home of the Fraser Valley Métis Association.
We hope that you will find comfort and a great sense of community within all that the FVMA offers. After such a long break from face-to-face gatherings, we look forward to meeting with each and every one of you in the near future.
About Métis People
The Métis Nation emerged on the plains of the historic Northwest during the late 18th and early 19th century. Successive generations of mixed First Nations and Europeans married within the mixed-Aboriginal community, eventually this community was no longer seen as European (Fur Trade centric) nor as First Nations. Rather this community became seen as a distinct peoples and Nation with our own clothing style, language, music, political determination, and societal organization. Because of this distinction, Métis are among the three Aboriginal peoples recognized by Section 35 of the Canadian constitution act of 1982. As Métis, we trace our lineage back to historically identified Métis communities that originated in the historic Northwest well before Canada became Canada.