Doreen Bergum

Metis Elder/Knowledge Keeper
Metis Nation of Alberta Region 3

Meet Doreen:

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 live in the Otipemisiwak Metis Government District 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 in 2019.

Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee Medal in December, 2022.


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