Historic Saugeen Métis, an independent, historic Métis community located at Southampton, Ontario, represents the descendants of Métis in the historic Saugeen community prior to settlement. HSM assert credible s. 35 aboriginal communal rights in the Métis Saugeen territory. The community has been along the Lake Huron shoreline with continuity for almost two hundred years.
Saturday, August 12, 2017 – Time: 11:00am – 3:00pm
Pioneer Park, Southampton
Enjoy an afternoon of Métis fiddle music and dancing featuring award winning fiddler Shane Cook & Friends. Enjoy deep-fried lake whitefish on a bun and refreshments, moderately priced. Vendors and demonstrations, children’s crafts and more. Everyone is welcome. Admission is free.read more
Announcement for Website
Consistent with the HSM By-Laws and Electoral Code, a Ballot box election is called to fill vacancies (Secretary-Treasurer and two councillor positions) and renew the mandate of the Saugeen Metis Council.
Please join us on October 4th from 1:30-3:30pm for the launch of George Calder’s fascinating new book Saugeen: A Fine Speculation of a Probably Harbour. Signed copies will be available to purchase.
Visit the HSM Interpretive Learning Centre
The Historic Saugeen Métis Interpretive Learning Centre is located in downtown Southampton, Ontario. The Centre is open to the public and features a variety of artifacts and displays that highlight the unique culture and heritage of the local historic Métis community.
Admission is free.
HSM Ancestor Photo. Do you know who they are?
For 113 years, from 1805 to 1918, the fur trade outpost of Fort Dunvegan was the focus of events in the Peace River region. The fort was built by Archibald Norman McLeod, a famous Nor Wester and believed ancestor to the well-known McLeod family of the Nawash Reserve,...