Explore presents the Hudson’s Bay Company - Part 3: The rise of the Métis

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“I would say the Métis all track back to the fur trade and they probably all have some connections in the Hudson’s Bay Company,” says Jean Teillet. Teillet is Canada’s leading Indigenous rights lawyer and author of the best-selling book, “The Northwest is Our Mother, The Story of Louis Riel’s People, the Métis Nation.” That Métis Nation, one of three recognized Indigenous peoples in Canada, traces its ancestry to both First Nations and Europeans. The great-grand-niece of Louis Riel, the most famous Métis leader, Teillet says it's almost impossible to separate the Métis from the fur trade.

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