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.

The 14th Annual Historic Saugeen Métis Rendezvous has been canceled for 2024.

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.

The HSM Office is Now Open to The Public

We are excited to announce the HMS Office and Interpretive Learning Centre is now reopened to the public. Our hours of operation are: Monday - Friday 9a.m. - 4p.m. Saturday & Sunday CLOSED Please feel free to pop in and say 'hello' while checking out all of the...

COVID-19 Pandemic Strategy

For the safety of staff, visitors and community the HSM office is currently closed and staff are working from home. We are able to check emails daily.  We check phone messages and mail as regularly as possible but please be aware our response time may be delayed...

Election Results

Results of General Election for Historic Saugeen Metis called for April 23, 2020. Per Article 3 of the Historic Saugeen Metis (HSM)  Electoral Code it it is my duty to officially announce the results of the recent HSM Community Council elections.After the Close...

Do you know who they are?

  Can you identify any of the people in these photos?  Please contact saugeenmetisrecord@bmts.com or send us a message through our Facebook page.

NWC/HBC Trader Louis Belhumeur Sr. – Fort Dunvegan To Saugeen

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,...

Contact The Historic Saugeen Métis

Contact our centre to learn more about the Historic Saugeen Métis community.