We Have a Name!


Our organization is still known as theOntarioMétisFamilyRecordsCenter, but our members are now known as The Painted Feather Woodland Métis Tribe.  Several members equated the name with the beautiful art form becoming popular inCanadawhich involves painting scenes on real feathers.  There is a deeper meaning behind the name.  As with First Nations, Métis people are often undistinguishable from their white neighbours.


The eagle feather symbolizes aboriginal culture.  Picture in your mind a beautiful eagle feather painted white, with only small patches of the actual feather showing through here and there.  This represents today’s Métis.  On the surface we may appear to be white, but parts of our heritage are visible if you look closely.


The above photo taken in 1906 illustrates the rapid transformation that has taken place.

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We hope that the site will eventually offer something for everyone. Topics will be added on a continuing basis on every subject imaginable: history, culture, sports, current events, anything and everything relating to First Nations, Métis and Inuit. There will also be articles on aboriginal peoples around the world. We would be pleased to receive your suggestions on topics you would like to see covered. Send your suggestions to omfrcinfo@gmail.com with the subject ‘Aboriginal Living’.

We are an organization of volunteers. If you are interested in contributing articles we would love to hear from you. As long as the topic is relevant and not offensive we would be pleased to receive it. Photos are also welcome. Articles, photos and questions can be sent to the above noted email address. We would of course give full credit to you as the source of the material.

We hope you find what you are looking for!


Many high schools and colleges offer courses on aboriginal studies. We offer space on this site to educators and instructors for course materials. We already enjoy a relationship with Fleming College and their course material has been provided. Hopefully many more schools will accept our offer.

This website is provided as a public service by the Ontario Métis Family Records Center.

Other websites of the organization are http://www.omfrc.org and http://www.aboriginalstatus.org

There is also a free monthly newsletter at http://www.omfrc.org/newsletter

It should be noted that while Ontario was the original focus of our research, our records now cover all of Canada as well as the United States.

To find the articles that relate to a particular school, click on the school's name just above the boxed articles, or use our search feature


visit http://www.aboriginalstatus.org This site will be of particular interest to those individuals looking for a source for their Certificate of Aboriginal Status cards (sometimes referred to as a Metis card or Metis status card). Join a warm community of wonderful people who share a metis heritage - Call today 613-332-4789

Ontario Metis Family Records Center

Visit http://www.omfrc.org The Ontario Metis Family Records Center (OMFRC)- dedicated to researching and documenting aboriginal and Metis families of North America, particularly Ontario. Call today: (613) 332-4789 and join a wonderful community of people who share a metis heritage.

Ripple Effects

The RippleEffects newsletter is an excellent source of current aboriginal events.


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