Metis Elder/Knowledge Keeper
Born in an era when it was illegal to express and practice her Metis Culture, number six in a family of ten. Metis family names include Boudreau/Dumont and Dufrense/Vaness.
As a Metis Elder/Knowledge Keeper, was born and raised and still live in Metis Nation of Alberta Region 3 and Treaty 7 territory.
As a Metis Elder/Knowledge Keeper, Doreen opens Conferences, meetings and Cultural Events with Prayer. Sharing the wisdom and Culture of Our Ancestors. Doreen teaches. Jigging. beading, moccasin making and Capote making.
Her drive comes from her commitment to teach her Metis Culture to the Youth as an important part of our Canadian History and maintaining the Metis Culture for Generations to come.
Received the following:
Woman of Excellence Award 2019
Certificate of Recognition for Community involvement in Central Alberta
Esquao Awards 2019
Lifetime achievement award for community involvement as a Indigenous Woman
Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee Medal