|Title||Metis National Council historical online database|
|Year of Publication||Submitted|
|Place Published||Edmonton: University of Alberta: Department of Native Studies|
|Keywords||database, genealogy, scrip|
The Metis National Council (MNC) Historical Online Database is a web-interfaced database that contains textual information extracted from archival documents relevant to the historical Metis Nation. The website also contains high-resolution digital photography and scans of many of the original documents represented in the database. The MNC Historical Online Database allows users to access Metis related archival information, previously only available at Library and Archives Canada (Ottawa) or on microfilm. Importantly, genealogists and Metis users of this website are able to construct Metis family trees using the documents in the database. Providing Metis users with access to their ancestors' documents facilitates the process of cultural re-connection, identity reclamation, and nation building. The MNC Historical Online Database is also a powerful educational tool for teachers, students, curriculum development, and the general public.