Copyright Disclaimer and Usage Requests

The Virtual Museum of Métis History and Culture was developed for the use and enjoyment of all those interested in Métis history and culture. Information on the website has been given by a variety of people including Elders and other community people, educators, and academics. Therefore, these various contributors and/or the Gabriel Dumont Institute (GDI) hold copyright over most materials that appear on The Virtual Museum of Métis History and Culture. In some instances, however, GDI has established partnerships with institutions such as the Louis Riel Institute, the Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan, and the History and Folklore Society of Saskatchewan to house print documents and images on this website. Copyright for these resources rests with these institutions. For outside parties (such as educational institutions and non-profit or community-based groups) that seek permission to use this website's resources, the Institute requests that links to our resources be used for all external usage. Permission to use or reproduce content from this website is not provided otherwise.

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