Doreen Bergum is currently The Metis Elder for Metis Nation of Alberta Region 3. Born in an era when it was illegal to express and practice her Metis Culture. She is proud to educate and share her knowledge and joy of the Metis Culture. As the Elder Metis Nation of Alberta Region 3, she opens conferences, meetings and cultural events with prayer. Sharing the wisdom and culture of our Metis Ancestors, Doreen teaches jigging, beading, moccasin making and capote making. Her drive comes from her commitment to teaching her Metis Culture to the youth as an important part of our Canadian History and in maintaining the Metis Culture for future generations.